Georgia's new voter suppression law is rooted in Jim Crow racism
Apr 01 2021
Georgia Rep. Park Cannon was arrested last week as Georgia became the latest state to implement laws that restrict Black voters' rights. In response to alleged voter fraud, dozens of new voting laws have been introduced in states across the country, even though GOP officials and former President Trump’s own attorney have acknowledged they have no evidence to support said allegations. While the Democrats have majority control of Congress, they won't be able to pass legislation to protect voting rights unless they abolish the filibuster, a Jim Crow-era relic that was previously used to block civil rights legislation.
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