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DNC chairman blasts Georgia GOP leaders, voter suppression

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 11/20/2019 By RON HARRIS, Associated Press
Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, addresses the audience during a speech on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. Perez spoke about efforts to combat voter suppression at a talk in Atlanta on the week the city was to play host to the Democratic presidential candidates debate. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris) © Provided by The Associated Press Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, addresses the audience during a speech on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. Perez spoke about efforts to combat voter suppression at a talk in Atlanta on the week the city was to play host to the Democratic presidential candidates debate. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee took aim at voter suppression during a summit in Atlanta hours before the city was to host his party’s presidential candidate debate.

Tom Perez, left, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, speak with reporters on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. Perez and Williams highlighted their talks with efforts to combat voter suppression. Atlanta plays host to the Democratic presidential candidates debate. (AP Photo/Ron Harris) © Provided by The Associated Press Tom Perez, left, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, speak with reporters on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. Perez and Williams highlighted their talks with efforts to combat voter suppression. Atlanta plays host to the Democratic presidential candidates debate. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Tom Perez blasted Georgia's Republican leadership Wednesday and what he described as restrictive practices at the polls.

Using himself as an example, Perez said that if he were to vote without using his middle initial, Georgia election officials would be prepared to remove him from the voting rolls.

Perez also took verbal shots at President Donald Trump, calling him "the most dangerous president in American history."

He also castigated what he described as attacks on the loyalty of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, one of the witnesses grilled at the House impeachment hearings in Washington.

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