Absentee and Sunday voting targeted in broad Georgia elections bill

ATLANTA — Critics of a sweeping Georgia bill that would impose new voting restrictions told Republican representatives Friday to back off absentee voting ID requirements, drop box limits and a ban on early voting on Sundays. Each witness who testified Friday morning in a House committee hearing opposed the 48-page legislation, saying it would create burdens for voters and prevent them from casting ballots. But the bill appeared to have the support of the committee’s Republican majority, making it likely to advance. Voting rights advocates called the bill “devastating” and a “horror show.” The …

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