US Republican effort to tighten voting rules sparks outcry

Washington (AFP) – US Republicans have sparked an outcry and accusations of racism as they seek to tighten rules for voting around the country after losing the White House and key Senate races last November amid a record voter turnout. “Sick… despicable,” President Joe Biden said Thursday after Georgia Republicans pushed through new limits on voting activities in the wake of Democratic successes in the state, helped greatly by African-American voters. Among the reforms in the 98-page law that have provoked the most outrage is a ban on volunteers giving water bottles to voters who can be forc…

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