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Georgia Democrats take gambling hostage over GOP voting bills

The bill was set to receive a vote on the House floor Thursday but was pulled at the last minute.
Credit: WXIA

ATLANTA — ATLANTA (AP) — Angered by a blitz of Republican-backed legislation that would roll back voting access, Georgia Democrats are taking hostages. 

They're withholding their support on pieces of legislation that need bipartisan backing to pass. The first potential casualty appears to be a House bill that would legalize online sports betting. 

The bill was set to receive a vote on the House floor Thursday but was pulled at the last minute.

Conversations with House Democrats revealed the reason why the bill didn’t get a vote: They withdrew support because of GOP efforts to enact restrictive voting laws.