The Georgia Senate voted down a proposed constitutional amendment making clear that only citizens are allowed to vote, a restriction that's already in state law.
The Georgia Constitution says that citizens are entitled to vote. The proposed amendment would have changed the Constitution's language to say that only citizens can vote.
“The constitutional amendment would raise the bar,” said Dolezal, a Republican from Cumming, the sponsor of Senate Resolution 818.
The state Senate voted along party lines, 33-19. A two-thirds majority is needed to approve proposed constitutional amendments.
“I'm confused. It appears that what you're trying to do is already in the law,” said state Sen. Elena Parent, a Democrat from Atlanta. “Has this been an issue? Because I haven't heard of this issue.”
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