Parties battle over ‘Jim Crow’ label ahead of Senate hearing on new Georgia voting law

Senate Democrats, who oppose new Georgia voting laws and hope to pass their own sweeping federal election overhaul, are planning a hearing Tuesday calling the Peach State changes “Jim Crow 2021.”

The hearing title and witness list prompted quick criticism from Republicans and highlighted the high-stakes bid by Democrats to shape voting laws ahead of the next election.

Congressional Democrats hope to pass a broad federal election overhaul of election and voting laws that the GOP argues is highly partisan and would lock in Democratic victories for generations.

In response to Tuesday’s hearing announcement, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas published
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