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CLC President Speaks Out on Anti-Democracy Bill in Georgia


Trevor Potter, founder and president of Campaign Legal Center and Republican former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, issued the following statement ahead of a Georgia Senate hearing on H.B. 1464 set to take place tomorrow:

"Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can freely participate and feel confident in the election results. When partisan politicians rewrite our election laws in a way that restricts the freedom to vote and undermines confidence in our elections, our democracy suffers.

We are especially concerned about provisions in H.B. 1464 that allow the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to intrude in the elections process in a departure from normal review procedures, require any donation or gift - including food and water for voters - to be approved and distributed by the State Elections Board, and a provision that decreases the number of voting machines at each precinct."

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) advances democracy through law, fighting for every American's right to participate in the democratic process. CLC uses tactics such as litigation, policy advocacy, communications and partnerships to win victories that result in a more transparent, accountable and inclusive democracy.

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