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The Georgian legislature was released after its arrest while the governor was signing the GOP voting restrictions

Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon (D) was released on bail late Thursday after being arrested and forcibly removed from the Capitol for trying to knock on the door of Governor Brian Kemp (R), who was just now Signed a comprehensive GOP – Sponsored Bill to Restrict Access to Votes. Why It Matters: The video of Cannon’s arrest went viral Thursday night as Georgia once again became ground zero for the national voting rights debate. Receive market news worthy of your time at Axios Markets. Subscribe for free. The big picture: The bill that Kemp signed is one of dozen of voting rollbacks that are making their way through the state’s GOP legislatures. President Biden called this “sick” and “un-American” on Thursday. Georgia law introduces new ID requirements, restricts the use of ballot boxes, and changes early voting hours, among other things. Kemp said at the signing that it will ensure that the elections in Georgia are “safe, accessible and fair”. Democrats in Congress have named the “For the People Act,” a landmark piece of federal legislation that will expand voting rights, reduce money in politics, and limit partisan gerrymandering as a top priority to counter Republican electoral restrictions that some have suggested “Jim Crow in New Clothes “have compared. The State of Play: Cannon was accused of obstructing law enforcement and disrupting a session of the Georgia General Assembly after she knocked on Kemp’s door and asked him to publicly sign the bill. Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) Visited Park in Fulton County Jail after she was arrested: “What we saw today is a desperate attempt to lock people out of their own democracy and squeeze them out,” Warnock was elected Senate in January said in front of the jail. “We will take up this fight to give people back their votes.” What they say: “Hi everyone, thank you for your support. I was released from prison. I am not the first Georgian to be arrested I would like to say that I am the last one, but we know this is not true. “Cannon tweeted after midnight.” But one day this last person will step out of prison for the last time and take a first breath, knowing that no one will be re-imprisoned for fighting for the right to vote. “” Why are you arresting them ? “This live Facebook video from @TWareStevens shows the moment authorities arrested MP Park Cannon when @GovKemp stood behind those doors putting voting restrictions into law. #Gapol pic.twitter.com/U1xMJ6tZrY – Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 25, 2021 More from Axios: Subscribe to receive the latest market trends at Axios Markets. Subscribe for free

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