Biden DOJ announces suit against state of Georgia over election overhaul law

The Biden Justice Department announced a lawsuit Friday against the state of Georgia in response to the anti-fraud election overhaul enacted there earlier this year, arguing that Republican legislators actually instituted the changes with the intent of denying Black voters fair access to the process, as the Associated Press reports.

In explaining the decision to move forward with legal action, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared, according to Politico, “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 face or color, in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

Kristen Clark, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division added, “The provisions we are challenging reduce access to absentee voting at each step of the process, pushing more Black voters to in-person voting where they will be more likely than white voters to confront long lines.”

The DOJ’s lawsuit will take particular aim at provisions in the Georgia law that prohibit governmental entities from distributing unsolicited absentee ballots, impose fines on groups that distribute follow-up absentee ballots, shorten the deadline for submitting absentee ballots, among others, as Fox News noted.

It was not long, however, before Georgia officials publicly took issue with the administration’s characterization of the law and lamented Garland’s politicization of the Justice Department, as evidenced by Friday’s announcement.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger vowed to contest the lawsuit and declared, “The Biden administration has been spreading lies about Georgia’s election law for months,” adding, “It is no surprise that they would operationalize their lies with the full force of the federal government. I look forward to meeting them, and beating them, in court.”

Defending the law which, among other things, requires the presentation of identification in order to obtain and submit an absentee ballot and adds heightened security measures for ballot drop boxes, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr called the DOJ’s lawsuit a “campaign flier,” adding, as Fox News reported separately:

They are not upholding the rule of law and this blatantly political lawsuit is legally, factually and constitutionally wrong. Anybody who looks at our law can see it improves security and access, improves transparency in Georgia’s law.

Carr further lamented the fact that upon taking office, Garland pledged to de-politicize the Justice Department, but is in fact doing the opposite, saying, “I think the American people should be very concerned that this Justice Department, and I will quote what Governor Brian Kemp said, the weaponization of the Department of Justice should bother everybody. It has now been weaponized by a group of political activists who don’t like what our state has done.”

Kemp, for his part, predicted success for the state in fighting back against the Justice Department, saying on Friday afternoon, “Let me be clear: the DOJ lawsuit announced today is legally and constitutionally dead wrong. Their faults and baseless accusations are quite honestly disgusting.”

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DonRS (@guest_375272)
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1 month ago

Thank GOD, Merrick Garland did NOT become a lifetime Supreme Court Justice. We only have to put up with his LUNACY until 2024, when Biden and the Democrats will no longer control the White House, the Senate and the House!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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bonnie (@guest_375082)
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1 month ago

all blatant lies..all voters must follow the same rules as we have ALWAYS had whatevre their color….another ploy to divide this country.

cozycalico (@guest_375340)
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Reply to  bonnie
1 month ago

And it is working unfortunately.

Barb (@guest_375079)
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1 month ago

that is a blatant lie…all voters must follow the same laws..just another ploy to divide this country..

Melly. (@guest_375035)
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1 month ago

Maybe I’m confused but I don’t understand how the DOJ, being a Federal representative of the government, can interfere in a State’s elections/laws. In AZ, they were told to stay out. We’re the reasons basically different?

Ken Hall (@guest_374930)
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1 month ago

Joe Biden has been incompetent all his life, so it is no surprise that he would choose even more incompetent people to run his regime.

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1 month ago

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Jorge Barreiro (@guest_374801)
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1 month ago

ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND WAS SO DESPERATE TO GET A PROMOTION THAT HAS AGREED TO
“COMMERCIALIZE” THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND USE IT POLITICALLY TO PURSUE THE GOVERNMENT’S ENEMIES! A CHEAP ACTION NEVER BEFORE GOING SO LOW! SHABBY BEHAVIOR!

William Vital (@guest_374927)
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Reply to  Jorge Barreiro
1 month ago

He was not a very good Federal judge. He is a standard Democrap, trying to rewrite the laws “on the fly” to suit the politicians desires. The Democraps are still majorly mad that the illegal President could not make Garland a Supreme Court justice and politicize the Supreme Court in the Democraps favor for decades.

lyin briben faek president biden (@guest_374772)
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1 month ago

biden is proving that the democrats committed voter fraud and that the Georgia laws have broken their fraud system.

Biden is not the president and these actions are proving it. any police or military that follow bidens orders are guilty of aiding and abetting and insurrection. that is punishable by death.

John ash (@guest_374771)
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1 month ago

that is why he didn t get the job, when 44 was in office.

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1 month ago

Commies coming over the hills jim.. load the cannons while king bendover gets the nukes and f-15 ready

Terry Bell (@guest_374749)
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1 month ago

So very true !

Terry Bell (@guest_374748)
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1 month ago

Very true !

Jeff (@guest_374737)
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1 month ago

It’s not that they can’t remember the oath they took, it’s just that Democrats haven’t the integrity to take any oath seriously. They consider it just a collection of words they must recite in order to take office.

Katydid (@guest_374731)
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1 month ago

The Biden DOJ are a bunch of idiots. Have they not read the constitution or do they not remember the oath they took to preserve the constitution., They have short memories when it comes to their misdeeds, but are quick to jump on and accuse the conservatives without any proof.

Kathy Johnson (@guest_374728)
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1 month ago

we all know biden cheated all they are doing is trying to cover it up they will loose the suit

cozycalico (@guest_374778)
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Reply to  Kathy Johnson
1 month ago

Hopefully in a big way ! This imposter president has to go as far away as possible. Maybe China since he loves them so much.

Anonymous (@guest_379922)
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Reply to  cozycalico
20 days ago

I so AGREE!

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Reply to  Mia Lucas
1 month ago

You and the following are moronic idiots

Anonymous (@guest_374717)
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Reply to  Nick Cignetti
1 month ago

Couldn’t agree more

cozycalico (@guest_375338)
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Reply to  Nick Cignetti
1 month ago

I surely hope so but with the way the Dems can use fraud they may get away with it again.Biden even told us ahead of time that he had the most extensive fraud ever set up. Why is he in White House and not jail? We have to put in place fraud prevention in every state.

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1 month ago

For this reason alone he could never be a supreme Court Justice he is a puppet he is not interested in law and order He is just another liberal who makes the democrats New Order rules he is a fraud the justice department has become weaponised again by democrats

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