Sanders points out that the GOP’s complaints are spurious as they’ve given corporations tax break after tax break.
The bill received near-unanimous backing, with the state House voting 169-0 and the Senate voting 51-1 in its favor.
Lawmakers have filed a total of 361 bills in 47 states in 2021 seeking to restrict voting, the Brennan Center finds.
The companies have donated tens of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers who sponsored the voter suppression bills.
The law allows unlimited challenges against voters and slashes county election boards’ ability to resist suppression.
MLB Players Association head Tony Clark says, “players are very much aware” of the political situation in Georgia.
Some Republican legislators who promoted voting buses and drop boxes in 2020 have since voted to restrict them.
The bill hands the GOP-controlled legislature far-reaching control over election administration and who gets to vote.
Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon was reportedly charged with two felonies for knocking on the governor’s office door.
With help from the Heritage Foundation, GOP leaders are working on national guidelines for voter suppression laws.