Jayla Allen was her family's third generation to attend Prairie View A&M University. She inherited a battle for voting rights in Waller County extending back before her grandfather's time at the Southeast Texas college.
After a relatively slow start, it’s open season for voting law changes in the Georgia state legislature. Lawmakers have been holding near-daily hearings on voting proposals over the past week, as Republicans follow up on months of promises to change election law based on some of their constituents’ belief in unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.
The Senate Ethics Committee currently has more than 20 voting-related bills under its consideration, and Thursday the first four were assigned to subcommittees for a first round of vetting early next week.
The 2020 election was contested at the polls and in the courts. Georgia’s secretary of state was the focus of intense criticism and White House pressure. North Carolina’s elections authority also had its share of political controversy, and it wasn’t the first time.
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