Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) Wednesday signed an executive order to “mitigate the impact” of Georgia’s new election integrity law, known as The Election Integrity Act of 2021.
The new election bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law “… seeks to tighten up elections and reduce fraud by enforcing conformity across the state, amping up voter ID, restricting drop boxes, and expanding in-person voting, among additional election-related overhauls,” The Daily Wire previously reported.
Although Georgia has received widespread criticism from a number of corporations, Kemp said he was moving forward with his decision to sign the bill into law.
“I want to be clear: I will not be backing down from this fight,” Kemp said during a Saturday press conference after the MLB decided to move the All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado. “We will not be intimidated, and we will also not be silenced.”
According to the Atlanta mayor, the bill will hit minorities in Atlanta the hardest.