GOP-led Georgia Senate panel approves IDs for mail voting
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee have approved a wide overhaul of the state’s election system that would require an ID for absentee voting.
It comes after a surge in mail ballots helped secure victories for Democrats in the presidential election and twin U.S. Senate runoffs.
House Bill 531 was approved Tuesday by the Senate Ethics Committee in a party-line vote and could soon receive a Senate floor vote.
A day earlier, a House panel approved its version of sweeping election changes.
One of the two bills is likely to end up in a House-Senate conference committee to hash out differences.
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