As soon as Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed the law, voting rights activists vowed to challenge it.
Opponents of the measure decried it as among the country’s most damaging attempts to limit access to the ballot box, and said it was designed to reduce the influence of Black voters.
Kemp said he expected outrage from the political left and that he offered no apology for “taking another step to making our elections fair and secure.”.
The Georgia legislation is one of more than 250 bills Republicans have filed proposing new voting limits across the country since Trump’s loss in November.
It passed both the state House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday afternoon; no Democratic lawmakers voted for the measure.
The Georgia law will make it a misdemeanor crime to give food or drinks to voters waiting in long lines.
On Monday, Trump endorsed a challenger looking to defeat Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the 2022 Republican primary. »