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Biden calls Georgia voting law ‘Jim Crow in the 21st Century’

Biden put out a statement on the new Georgia voting laws, calling them the “Jim Crow of the 21st Century” and vowing to work against efforts to suppress voting.

Republicans’ response to the dual Democratic wins in the state in November and January was to rush “through an un-American law to deny people the right to vote,” Biden said.

“Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over,” Biden said. “It adds rigid restrictions on casting absentee ballots that will effectively deny the right to vote to countless voters. And it makes it a crime to provide water to voters while they wait in line — lines Republican officials themselves have created by reducing the number of polling sites across the state, disproportionately in Black neighborhoods.”

Calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” Biden said, “It must end.”

He said he will advocate directly to the American people that Democratic policies “make it easier for all eligible Americans to access the ballot box and prevent attacks on the sacred right to vote.”

“If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide,” he said. “Let the people vote.”

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