Civil rights or the filibuster-- we can’t have both

Katarina Dulude

Anchor Staff Writer

Photo via Vanity Fair

Last Thursday, the Georgia State Legislature passed a piece of legislation designed to severely limit the ability to vote in the state. This “Election Integrity Act'' has anything but integrity. It has been called, with good reason, “Jim Crow 2.0.” Not since the Jim Crow era have there been such extreme attempts to restrict the voting of people of color. This 95-page bill allows for unlimited challenges to voter eligibility, allows for state officials to take over election boards, restricts drop boxes, requires an ID for mail-in ballots and most flagrantly of all, criminalizes giving voters waiting in line food and water. All of these restrictions disproportionately harm people of color.