State Rep. Park Cannon was arrested on charges of obstruction of law enforcement, and preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings, according to Fox News.
State Troopers said, “She was instructed that no one was in the front office and to stop beating on the door.”
When Cannon had been released from the Fulton County jail she was met with demonstrators who had called for her release.
“We stand with Park!”
Before Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill it was already approved by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature.
The bill pushes for changing the rules and processes for requesting an absentee ballot.
The bill will require valid forms of photo identification and it limits drop boxes and the early voting period for runoffs.
The bill also prohibits food and beverages from being provided by outside groups to voters waiting in line.
“Georgians turned out in record-breaking numbers because they could access the ballot,” Democratic Rep. Rhonda Burnough said. “Lies upon lies were told about our elections in response, and now this bill is before us built on those same lies.”
In his conference on Thursday, Biden criticized attempts to restrict voting access as “un-American” in Georgia, and several states across the U.S.
“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick,” Biden said. “This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic what they’re trying to do and it cannot be sustained.”
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Biden answered in the affirmative when asked if there was more he could do than simply pass voting rights legislation to stop these initiatives, though he declined to go into detail.
Biden was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992. Democrats also won both Senate runoff elections that took place at the beginning of this year, which were crucial victories, since they gave the party a majority in the chamber with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote.
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