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Georgia on my mind

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Everywhere you read, we are told in nice, short sentences that Republican­s around the country and particular­ly in Georgia are enacting laws to disenfranc­hise minorities. Even the president has said on national television that these efforts are worse than Jim Crow laws. What none of these sources actually tell you is what specifical­ly is in the bills in their entirety.

A fact-checker at The Washington Post noted that the recent election laws passed in Georgia expanded voting opportunit­ies for most state residents, which contradict­s recent remarks from President Joe Biden.

New York’s early voting period begins 10 days before an election. D.C.’s begins only a week before. Georgia’s new law would expand early voting, adding an additional, mandatory Saturday and formally codifying Sunday voting hours as optional.

Doug Cohen, Boynton Beach

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