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A Georgia Election Official Defends New Voting Law

Gabriel Sterling claims it “doesn’t really move the needle that much.”

Amid ongoing backlash, Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling defended the state’s controversial voting law, telling Katie about “disinformation around the bill” that’s being used for “economic blackmail.” He claimed the new bill, which tightens voting restrictions, “doesn’t really move the needle that much,” later adding that new rules around drop boxes and absentee ballot deadlines were designed to make the election process more secure.

Black leaders in the AME church are calling for economic boycotts of Georgia products like Coca-Cola, whose executives’ condemnation of the bill was seen as too little, too late. Other business leaders are also taking economic action against the state of Georgia, and Major League Baseball has decided to move its 2021 All-Star Game out of the scheduled Atlanta ballpark.

The New York Times takes a look at what Georgia’s new voting law really does.