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Biden's weaponized DOJ announces it's assault on Georgia's election reform law claiming racism in a lawsuit.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the U.S. Justice Department is suing the state of Georgia over its new voting law, saying that the controversial measure is intended to restrict ballot access to Black voters.

"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," Garland said at a news conference.

The lawsuit marks the first major action from the Biden administration to combat a series of new restrictive voting measures passed by Republican-led state legislatures. And it came on the eighth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to gut another key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act, Section 5.
Another blatantly political attack on election integrity and a usurpation of the state's Constitutional authority to regulate elections based on fact free "intent" of racism. Since Democrats won in 2020 any election reform must be condemned as racist no evidence required.

The OP makes a gratuitous mention of the anniversary of SCOTUS requiring new indices be developed for measuring discrimination under the voting rights act describing the reform as gutting the law. It's the same hysteria that denounces voter ID requirements as racist despite the delusional governor of Georgia Stacy Abrams abruptly reversing course last week claiming Democrats never opposed voter ID requirements.

The legislation outlaws passing out food or drinks to voters within 150 feet of a polling place or too close to voters waiting in line, a provision that Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who heads the department's Civil Rights Division, highlighted at the press conference.
At least the article notes the ban only applies to the last 150 feet around the polls, a limitation the DOJ statement fails to mention.

Historically, minority voters in Georgia have been disproportionately more likely to wait in long lines to vote in person on Election Day," she said. "Given those long and protracted wait times, civic groups, including churches, have at times provided food and water to voters in line to make their wait more comfortable. As we allege in our complaint, this needless ban was passed with unlawful discriminatory intent."
Of course campaign workers would never use the distribution of food and drink as an excuse to campaign right up to the polls.

Clarke also said the Georgia Legislature passed the bill through "a rushed process that departed from normal practice and procedure."
From the party that conducted a snap impeachment with 2 hours of House debate comes a complaint about due process.

If Democrats were confident their nominee actually received more than 80 million votes they wouldn't have more troops occupying Washington, DC than Lincoln had defending the city during the Civil War. Not Joe Biden, Kim Jung Biden.
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