Georgia Dem. Rep. Cannon Arrested As Gov. Kemp Signs Elections Bill


It is looking like the old way of behaving isn’t going to play out like it used to. At least not for Rep. Park Cannon who tried to make her way into Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s office banging on his door, interrupting his livestreamed announcement that he had signed an elections bill into law. A bill she totally didn’t agree with that requires ID for absentee ballots, limits drop boxes and changes early voting hours.

Democrat Representative Erica Thomas said she was upset Cannon was arrested at all because state law says legislators are “free from arrest during sessions of the General Assembly” except for charges of treason, felonies or breach of the peace. It’s unclear what charges Cannon is facing. Police arrest Georgia Democratic lawmaker outside governor’s office during protest of election bill (

03/25/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Rep. Park Cannon (D-Atlanta) is escorted out of the Georgia Capitol Building by Georgia State Troopers after being asked to stop knocking on a door that lead to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office while Gov. Kemp was signing SB 202 behind closed doors on day 38 of the legislative session at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer /

In typical not so peaceful fashion, the Dems cackled and shouted outside the Governors door…

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