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Trump: Georgia Republicans 'afraid to be called racist' before passing voter law

Added 04-20-21 02:56:03pm EST - “Former President Trump on Monday suggested that a widely criticized? elections law recently passed in Georgia is not restrictive enough and said Republicans in the state weakened the bill out of fear of being "called racists."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump: Georgia Republicans 'afraid to be called racist' before passing voter law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE on Monday suggested that a widely criticized elections law recently passed in Georgia is not restrictive enough and said Republicans in the state weakened the bill out of fear of being “called racists.”

"My reaction is the Georgia bill is far too weak," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a wide-ranging interview from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he now lives.

"It’s just where you have to have signature verification. They don’t have it. Why don’t they have signature verification? You want matching. You want matching signatures. They have many things that they didn’t put in. Look, what happened is the governor and others were afraid to be called racists." 

Earlier this year, lawmakers in Georgia approved a bill to overhaul the local election laws, tightening requirements to register to vote and scaling back other voter access measures such as shortening the period in which a Georgia resident can apply for a mail-in ballot. 

Critics say the bill unfairly targets minority voters who, in some cases, lack personal identification or reliable transportation to a polling place.

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