WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fair Fight Action emailed Georgia’s Special Committee on Election Integrity today to express its strong opposition to multiple provisions of the state’s latest elections omnibus bill, House Bill 531. The letter emphasized that H.B. 531 is just another disenfranchising effort aimed at Black, poor and young voters in Georgia.
Fair Fight Action also explained that aspects of H.B. 531 directly violate the Equal Protection Clause, all in the name of meritless and unproven claims of election fraud. Specifically, the letter flagged the prohibition on mobile voting, voters having to include their private information to vote with an absentee ballot, limitations on drop boxes, reduction in early voting times and other problematic provisions proposed in H.B. 531.
“H.B. 531’s across-the-board restrictions demonstrate that its purpose is instead to make it harder for Georgians to exercise their right to vote. It therefore constitutes a brazen attack on our democracy. Georgia voters deserve public servants concerned with protecting the constitutional rights of their constituents—not their own power,” said Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo.