Geor­gia Repub­li­cans approve bill to adopt new elec­tion rules ahead of Novem­ber

Georgia Republicans approve bill to adopt new election rules ahead of November

Geor­gia law­mak­ers approved leg­is­la­tion Thurs­day that would give clear­er guide­lines for vot­er eli­gi­bil­i­ty chal­lenges, strength­en the secu­ri­ty of paper bal­lots, and intro­duce new rules for qual­i­fy­ing for the state’s pres­i­den­tial bal­lot.  
Sen­ate Bill 189 is a result of an influx of vot­er chal­lenges in the state fol­low­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s loss in the 2020 elec­tion, which he claimed was the result of vot­er fraud. Repub­li­can law­mak­ers in swing states have been attempt­ing to tight­en vot­ing restric­tions going into the 2024 elec­tions. 
The bill clar­i­fies “prob­a­ble cause” in the event a vot­er wants to chal­lenge their eli­gi­bil­i­ty. “Prob­a­ble cause” could be con­sti­tut­ed if a vot­er has been reg­is­tered in anoth­er juris­dic­tion, obtain­ing a home­stead exemp­tion in a dif­fer­ent coun­try, or giv­ing …