No Charges For Georgia Rep. Arrested During Bill Signing

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A district attorney in Atlanta has declined to pursue charges against Democratic Rep. Park Cannon for knocking on Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s office during his signing of the state’s controversial voting bill last month.


What You Need To Know

  • Prosecutors will not pursue charges against Democratic Rep. Park Cannon, who was arrested last month for knocking on Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s office during his signing of the state’s controversial voting bill last month
  • Police charged Rep. Cannon with obstruction of law enforcement and disruption of the General Assembly, and she was released from jail later that evening
  • At a press conference, Rep. Cannon said she could have faced up to 8 years in prison
  • The bill adds a new photo ID requirement to vote absentee by mail, gives the State Election Board new powers to intervene in county election offices and to remove and replace local…

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