Georgia police arrest Black lawmaker for knocking as Gov. Brian Kemp signed new voting restrictions

Police arrest Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law a new measure to restrict voting access in the state, shortly after the Republican-led legislature passed it along party lines. Georgia voted for President Biden in November, then elected two Democrats to the U.S. Senate in a January runoff election. "After the November election last year, I knew, like so many of you, that significant reforms to our state elections were needed," Kemp said. The Atlantic's Adam Serwer had an alternate explanation.

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