Georgia Rep. Park Cannon (D) was arrested on Thursday after she knocked on Gov. Brian Kemp’s workplace door as he was signing a controversial election invoice.
Video of the incident reveals Cannon being handcuffed after knocking on Kemp’s door to argue for transparency in signing the invoice. Cannon was then carried out of the Georgia Statehouse by two state law enforcement officials and was positioned right into a police cruiser.
The invoice Kemp signed provides a number of restrictions to voting within the state together with requiring identification for mail voting and making it unlawful to take meals or water to voters in line to vote. Kemp, who was blamed by former President Donald Trump for losing the state to Biden, signed the invoice instantly calling it “widespread sense.”
Georgia isn’t the one state that’s gearing as much as go new, restrictive election legal guidelines. This comes within the aftermath of Trump’s 2020 election loss and all of his election lawsuits being dismissed or thrown out. Since Biden was inaugurated as president, greater than 100 election payments have been introduced in 43 states to limit voting in an effort not seen within the U.S. because the Jim Crow period.
Cannon was charged with two misdemeanors, obstruction of regulation enforcement, and stopping or disrupting the Normal Meeting. In response to her legal professional, Gerald Griggs, the vice chairman of the NAACP’s Atlanta department, Cannon was launched on a $6,000 signature bond.
After she was launched, Cannon took to Twitter to precise her will to proceed the combat for honest voting rights.
Hey everybody, thanks in your help. I’ve been launched from jail. I’m not the primary Georgian to be arrested for combating voter suppression. I’d like to say I’m the final, however we all know that isn’t true. #SB202
— Consultant Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58) March 26, 2021
Lt. W Mark Riley, a spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol, informed the Atlanta Journal-Structure that Cannon was warned to stop knocking on Kemp’s door as a result of the world was reserved for Kemp’s workers.