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Gwinnett Solicitor General Says He Will Not Prosecute For ‘Line Warming’ Under New Georgia Law

Voters wait in line as Pizza to the Polls staff hand out free food and water at a polling place in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.
Voters wait in line as Pizza to the Polls staff hand out free food and water at a polling place in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.
Credit Michael Wiser / AP Images for Pizza to the Polls

Georgia’s controversial new voting law includes a provision that makes it a misdemeanor to be caught line warming or providing voters in line with snacks, drinks, and other comfort items.

Brian Whiteside is solicitor-general of Gwinnett County, and his office issued a statement saying they will not prosecute line warming in Gwinnett because there is “no rational, legal basis.”

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.