Georgia election bill rooted in Trump supporters’ complaints about 2020
Voters had a long wait, up to three hours, at the Park Tavern polling place in Atlanta, Georgia on June 9, 2020. - JOHN SPINK/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS

ATLANTA — Few people mention Donald Trump in hearings on Georgia’s latest elections bill, but complaints about his loss in the 2020 election are motivating Republican efforts to again rewrite the rules. Trump’s supporters repeat his allegations of “fraud,” a need for a “forensic audit” and criticism of “Zuckerbucks” donations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to county election offices during the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia’s elections bill aims to appease them by expanding police investigations, allowing public inspections of paper ballots and restricting nonprofit contributions. The pr...