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How Georgia’s New Voting Law Works And Why Voters See It So Differently

A demonstrator outside the Georgia capitol holds a sign, decrying an overhaul of the state's election laws.
A demonstrator outside the Georgia capitol holds a sign, decrying an overhaul of the state's election laws.
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Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided on Georgia’s new voting law, which has made national news with major corporations coming out in opposition and organizations announcing boycotts. Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republican leaders are defending the law and said it actually expands voter access.

WABE reporter Emil Moffatt joined “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam to discuss how the new voting law works and why voters view it differently.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.