Problematic wording

Updated 4/30/2021 5:12 PM

In response to Al Haak challenging someone to show him and the rest of the readers where in Georgia's recent law is there a provision prohibiting giving food or drink to voters standing in line to cast their election ballots: Refer to SB202, Page 73, Section 33 lines 1872-1875 which states, in part "....nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to food or drink to an elector." While the intention may be to prohibit political solicitation (which is included in the lengthy verbiage) its wording "any person" seems problematic. Violation (a misdemeanor) is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. I believe this wording was not changed before SB202 was signed into law March 25.

Ann Jasper



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