Biden’s Justice Department Sues Georgia Over New Voter Laws | DOJ says the lawsuit is the first of “many efforts” to ensure every voter has access to the ballot box;

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The lawsuit is being overseen by Kristen Clarke, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Vanita Gupta, the associate attorney general.

  • “The Civil Rights Division did not arrive at this decision lightly,” Clarke said on Friday, adding that several provisions of Georgia’s new legislation were made with a “discriminatory purpose in violation of the Voting Rights Act.”
  • She said the legislation demonstrated what she called “intent to deny or abridge” Black citizens’ access to voting, and came as Georgia had made massive strides in voter turnout during the 2020 elections.

SOURCE: DAILYBEAST

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