Georgia’s new voting bill has been *heavily* debated online, but one piece of the bill that seemed to stir up the most controversy was a provision that bans giving away water or food to voters within a certain distance of polling sites. While President Joe Biden has criticized the Republican-led measure, Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia election official, said this is actually the same law that’s in place in Biden’s home state of Delaware. But is that really the case? Watch to see the steps we took to fact-check this:

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Sources for this fact-check:
NPR, Why Local Election Officials In Georgia Take Issue With Many Parts Of New Law:
NPR, Georgia Elections Official Responds To Bills That Would Make Voting Harder:
BBC, Georgia voting: Fact-checking claims about the new election law:
USA Today, Georgia voting law explained: Here’s what to know about the state’s new election rules:
Washington Post, No, Delaware doesn’t specifically prohibit food and water at the polls like Georgia:
Snopes, Which States Ban Giving Food and Water to Voters at Polling Places?:
Poynter, Should you trust media bias charts?

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