By Joseph Ax
(Reuters) – A coalition of civil rights teams has filed a federal lawsuit difficult Georgia’s sweeping new voting restrictions, arguing that the Republican-backed regulation is meant to make it more durable for folks – notably Black voters – to solid ballots.
Amongst different limits, the regulation imposed stricter identification necessities, restricted drop containers, gave lawmakers the ability to take over native elections and shortened the early voting interval for all runoff elections. It additionally makes it a misdemeanor for folks to supply meals and water to voters ready in line.
The laws has alarmed Democrats, who simply months in the past celebrated historic wins within the presidential election and two Senate campaigns in Georgia that helped ship the White Home and U.S. Senate management to their social gathering in Washington.
The grievance was filed