Georgia Voting Bill Bans Handing Out Free Food & Water For Voters Waiting In Line

Georgia lawmakers recently passed a massive voter restriction bill that will make giving food or water to voters standing in line a misdemeanor crime. The bill seeks to expand existing laws that prohibit offering gifts to voters at polls. Prior to March 2021, there was a loophole in the existing law regarding “gifts” for voters waiting in line – voting-rights groups could legally supply free food or water to voters, so long as they made the amenities available to everyone – including passersby. However, on March 25, the Georgia General Assembly decided to update existing state provisions in or…

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