Democrats Assail Georgia Law, Make Case for Voting Overhaul

Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, lashed back, accusing Biden of attempting to “destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box” by supporting what the governor sees as federal intrusion into state responsibilities.

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President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, March 26, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Democrats on Friday seized on new voting restrictions in Georgia to focus attention on the fight to overhaul federal election laws, setting up a slow-building standoff that carries echoes of the civil rights battles of a half-century ago. In fiery speeches, pointed statements and tweets, party leaders decried the law signed Thursday by the state’s Republican governor as specifically aimed at suppressing Black and Latino votes and a threat to democracy. President Joe Biden released…

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