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Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests

 

Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:48pm

BEN NADLER

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans controlling a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prevent election officials from proactively sending mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of an election.

If it makes it through both chambers and gets Gov. Brian Kemp's signature, it could take effect ahead of November's general elections.

To protect voting rights during the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, sent absentee ballot applications to nearly 7 million active registered voters for the state's Jun...



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