“After the November election last year, I knew, like so many of you, that significant reforms to our state elections were needed.” And with that wildly misleading statement, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp “signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.” (2020: Stop the Count. 2021: Stop the Vote.)

+ “Even as Gov. Brian Kemp was denying charges that the sweeping elections changes he just signed into law didn’t suppress the vote, authorities outside his office were dragging away a Black legislator who knocked on his office door during his remarks.”

+ The “legislation will undermine pillars of voting access by limiting drop boxes for mail ballots, introducing more rigid voter identification requirements for absentee balloting and making it a crime to provide food or water to people waiting in line to vote.” NYT: Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Will Hit Black People Hard.