Georgia lawmaker arrested as governor signs new election law Park Cannon, a black lawmaker, was arrested and charged amid protests over a controversial new law. Democrats Splinter Over Strategy for Pushing Through Voting Rights BillPresident Biden and leading congressional Democrats have made the far-reaching bill a top priority, but some proponents believe it needs major changes. Democrats take first steps on sweeping election changes - The Boston GlobeThe Senate convened an opening hearing on a sweeping elections bill that would expand voting rights and blunt some Republican state legislators’ efforts to restrict access to the ballot box. Democrat Rita Hart withdraws challenge in Iowa House raceIowa Democrat Rita Hart announced Wednesday that she is withdrawing her challenge to the House over the results of the 2020 race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. US Republican effort to tighten voting rules sparks outcry, racism accusationsGOP limits voting activities in Georgia, including banning giving water to voters in line, after Democratic successes in the state helped greatly by African-American electorate Georgia voting overhaul provokes fury from DemocratsA far-reaching voting bill signed into law on Thursday is sparking fury among Democrats and voting rights activists who see the legislation as a thinly veiled effort by Republicans to rewrite the state’s election laws after a spate of GOP losses in rece McCarthy calls on Pelosi to reject efforts to contest Iowa House raceHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to reject efforts to contest the results of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, arguing that unseating Rep. Pelosi downplays concerns from moderates about reviewing contested Iowa raceSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday downplayed concerns from centrist Democrats who warned party leaders against potentially overturning the election result of a closely contested House seat in Iowa.