Gwinnett solicitor says he won't prosecute people for giving voters water

Gwinnett County Solicitor Brian Whiteside said Monday that he does not intend to prosecute people who distribute food or water to people in line to vote, in defiance of a recently passed law. Whiteside, a Democrat, said in and interview that he was “not going to be part of” punishing people for sharing food or water in long voting lines. “It’s unjust to criminalize giving someone some water,” he said. “The state law is not constitutional, what they did.” Gov. Brian Kemp late last month signed into law a vast rewrite of Georgia’s elections rules. One provision prohibits members of the public fr…

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