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Rural, conservative version of ‘Souls to the Polls’ launched

A group of Republicans is working to spread Sunday voting hours throughout Georgia, an effort that copies “Souls to the Polls” events put on by Black churches.

The new program will ask rural county governments to offer Sunday voting and coordinate group voting after services.

“This really is about giving everyone access,” said state Rep. Matt Dubnik, a Republican from Gainesville. “We have folks out there working five, six, seven days a week that have families, that have other obligations” during weekday voting hours.

The rural voting drive, called “Patriotic Souls to the Polls,” was launched Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol by Look Ahead America, a conservative voter mobilization group; Turning Point Faith, a conservative Christian organization; and three Republican ...