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DOJ Is Suing Georgia Over Voting Law

The Department of Justice is suing the State of Georgia over a new voting law – SB 202. After several key races in Georgia had cast doubt for voters, Georgia lawmakers crafted an election billthat revised their former election laws to ensure fair and secure elections. The Left is claiming that this new law is blatant voter suppression.

SB 202 imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, expands early vo’ting access for some voters, regulates ballot drop boxes, and bans the distribution of food and drinks to waiting voters by non-poll workers. By the way, New York also bans the distribution of food and drink to voters at polling locations. Several other states have similar provisions like those that were made into law in Georgia.

So, why is the Department of Justice not suing other states that have voting laws that are just as strict as Georgia’s?

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered remarksannouncing the lawsuit against the State of Georgia:

I explained that the Justice Department is rededicating its resources to enforcing federal law and to protecting the franchise for all eligible voters. And I promised that we are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access and that where we see violations of federal law, we will act. In keeping with that promise, today, the Department of Justice is l suing the State of Georgia. Our complaint alleges that recent changes to Georgia’s election laws were enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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