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Black Voters | Justice Department Suing Georgia For Voting Law

Black Voters | Justice Department Suing Georgia For Voting Law:  The Department of Justice wants to sue the State of Georgia in an endeavour to overturn a comprehensive state law that federal officials claim limit the access to vote.

The lawsuit is expected to be announced later on by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Black Voters | Justice Department Suing Georgia For Voting Law

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Civil Rights

After the procurator general made his vows earlier this month to strengthen civil rights. Hence unit of the Department of Justice is contesting policies and legislation restricting access to voters and discriminating against marginalized voters.

“To address the challenges we face today, the Department of Justice resources need for re-dedicating to a vital part of its original task. However, they namely to enforce federal rights to safeguard the franchise for all the eligible electors.”

The Enforcement Officer of the Civil Rights Department has promised Garland to double, a powerful agency investigating hate crimes, police abuses, and other civil rights violations.

Scrutinizing New Laws

We are looking at new laws aiming at reducing access to electors. And we will not hesitate to act if we find violations of federal law,” Garland said. “We are also examining current legislation and practises to determine if Black voters and other colour voters are discriminating against”.

The announcement is part of a national war tug on voting rights. Hence it should be a vital issue at the mid-term elections in 2022. Republican state legislators have proposed measures across the country to restrict access to voting. Therefore Democrats are calling for broader laws to broaden access to voters.

Democrats And Republicans

The Senate failed this week to introduce a comprehensive voting law to block democracy legislation to counteract recent restrictive state measures in Republican states.

In a 50-50 vote, it was less than the 60 required for a GOP filibuster. All Democratic senators voted in favour of debate, and the Republicans voted to block the discussion unanimously.