Atlanta Mayor Responds to Georgia Election Law with Administrative Order
Yesterday Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, responded to Georgia's new election law with an administrative order aimed at helping people vote.
Yesterday Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, responded to Georgia’s new election law with an administrative order aimed at helping people vote.
Bottoms said she’s directing her chief equity officer to provide voter education and staff training. The mayor worries Georgia’s new law could disenfranchise people of color in Atlanta. But, republicans say their “Election Integrity Act” is about boosting confidence after former President Trump’s baseless claims of fraud. It allows Georgia to take over local election boards, creates new ID requirements for absentee ballots, limits drop boxes and makes it criminal to give food and water to voters waiting in line. Voting rights advocates including some private businesses and as we reported yesterday, Major League Baseball, are criticizing the legislation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned big businesses they would face “serious consequences” after accusing them of employing “economic blackmail” in attempts to influence voting laws.