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June 9, 2021Des Moines, Iowa |  By: AP

Reynolds signs bills limiting voting, 'divisive' teaching

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - 
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a controversial change to state election laws passed by Republicans that sets strict limits on who can assist voters in delivering ballots.

It says no one can deliver a ballot for another voter unless they live in the same home or are immediate family. It also sets new limits on who can help deliver a ballot for a blind or disabled voter. 

Reynolds on Tuesday also signed into law bill that bans teaching about white privilege and racial equity in K-12 public schools and in public colleges and universities.

The ACLU says it blatantly suppresses speech about race. Reynolds says teaching critical race theory is about "discriminatory indoctrination."