The Democrats and their sycophants in the Corporate Media have branded Georgia’s new election bill “Jim Crow 2.0” and now they’re going to challenge it in court.
On Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that they were taking the State of Georgia to court to challenge the new law claiming that it violates Section II of the Voting Rights Act by making it more difficult for black voters from casting a ballot.
Garland said Georgia’s election reform law was enacted “with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of Black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color.”
He called the Justice Department’s new lawsuit “the first of many steps we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote,” that all lawful votes are counted, and that every voter has access to accurate information.”
Here is AG Garland making the announcement:
George Washington University Law professor, Jonathan Turley, says that the move could backfire against the Biden-Harris administration.
In an interview with Will Cain on Fox & Friends on Saturday, Turley said, “I’m highly skeptical and I think they may ultimately regret this move. It could indeed clarify this issue in a way the Biden administration does not want.”
He said that the Georgia law is similar to laws in other states, such as the one where the current President resides — Delaware.
Turley said, “This is a very dubious case in my view. Because the Georgia law has great overlap with other states like Delaware.”
Turley also mentioned the popularity of requiring identification when going to the polls to vote, a key component of the Georgia voting law. “Voter identification as an example is extremely popular with voters And you now see a lot of democratic members beginning to say really, ‘we are not questioning that anymore.’” he added.
The George Washington law professor discussed the political ramifications of the lawsuit coupled with House and Senate democrats trying to pass major federal election reforms. “One of the issues that the court may ultimately amplify is that elections were left in the Constitution to the state. Alexander Hamilton actually wrote in the federalist papers imagine if the federal government was to take over the management of elections and he basically said we would all object. Well, that’s what’s happening now in Congress they are trying to essentially federalize elections and I think they are going to have a serious pushback on this lawsuit.”
Source: Fox News
The decision to challenge Georgia’s election bill comes just days after the “Fund the Politicians Act” — oh, sorry, the “For the People Act” died in the Senate on Tuesday. HR-1 which became S-1 in the Senate was a shameless attempt by Democrats to unconstitutionally wrestle control of elections from the state and local oversight and fund politicians on the taxpayer dime. It was a disgusting power grab and it’s a good thing that it was defeated.
But Democrats aren’t going to quit anytime soon. They want to tilt things in their favor and don’t give a damn about “election security.”
This DOJ vs Georgia lawsuit should be interesting considering that even the most vocal opponents in Georgia that called the bill racist are now furiously backpedaling. Both the Yet-To-Concede failed gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, and I-Can’t-Believe-He-Calls-Himself-A-Reverand, Senator Raphael Warnock, have “clarified” — read: completely reversed — their position on voter ID. It’s suddenly no longer racist.
Someone should’ve given the Biden-Harris administration’s DOJ the memo because that’s probably a good chunk of what they’re basing this lawsuit on. Imagine the Department of Justice is going to go in and say that requiring identification to vote is racist when you need identification to live your life in general. They truly think that believing that black people are incapable of getting identification is legitimately not racist. Amazing.
We live in crazy times!