Republican Representative Bryan Donalds of Florida blasted the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against a Georgia election law.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Representative Dolands, along with Lance Gooden, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Gregory Steube, and Bill Posey opposed the lawsuit. They wrote, “The DOJ is using this bill as ammunition to divide the country and push the false narrative that Republican states are purposefully making it harder for minorities to vote in America.” The letter goes on to call Garland “knowingly deceptive,” and describes the lawsuit as a “politically charged and misguided legal charade.”
In March, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a controversial election bill that includes changes to mail-in voting and voter-ID requirements. President Biden said, “This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end. We have a moral and Constitutional obligation to act.” In response to the bill, MLB moved their All-Star game out of Atlanta, GA.
Proponents believe election integrity and the right to vote will be secured with the bill. “Ensuring the integrity of the ballot box isn’t partisan, it’s about protecting the very foundation of who we are as Georgians and Americans,” said Governor Kemp.
On June 25, the DOJ announced a lawsuit seeking to prevent Georgia from implementing the legislation. According to the DOJ, the bill “was enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of Black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color” while “racial appeals have characterized a number of political campaigns in Georgia.”
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