Atlanta’s mayor signs executive order with goal to ‘mitigate’ Georgia’s new restrictive voting law

FILE PHOTO: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, speaks at the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 24, 2018.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia,speaks at the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York

  • Atlanta’s mayor signed an executive order, asking the city’s chief equity officer to “mitigate” the impact of SB 202.
  • SB 202, Georgia’s new restrictive voting law, was recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order on Tuesday, asking the city’s chief equity officer to “mitigate” the effects of SB 202, Georgia’s new restrictive voting law recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.

The announcement comes as politicians and corporations have spoken out against the law, and after Major League Baseball moved its all-star game from Atlanta, Georgia, to Denver, Colorado, in response to the law.

Insider’s Grace Panetta gives a comprehensive breakdown of the new election law.

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