Election Laws Changed In Key 2024 State

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed new legislation that would change the state’s election laws ahead of the 2024 presidential election. 

In the past few years, GOP activists have challenged the eligibility of over 100,000 voters in the state, arguing that they are just trying to remove those voters who have either moved out of state or have duplicate records. On Tuesday Kemp signed law SB 189 which added the list of probable causes for removing voters. The list now includes death, evidence of registering to vote at another jurisdiction, nonresidential addresses, or other primary addresses in a different location. The new legislation’s most controversial part notes that the National Change of Address list could be considered but not exclusively. 

Supporters of the change have argued that the definition of probable cause would actually make it harder for challenges to go through. However, its opponents have argued the exact opposite stating that the changes would just result in more baseless attacks on the voters. As they pointed out this would be overwhelming election administrators while also disenfranchising legitimate voters. 

One of the examples that has been brought forward is that sometimes people end up living at a place of business, which would be considered a nonresidential address. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office has pointed out that confirming voter’s eligibility should be based on more reliable information, including driver’s license data.

The Georgia bill would also result in challenges being allowed to lead to the removal of voters from the roll up to 45 days before an election. 

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