Justice Department Suing Georgia Over State’s New Voting Law

The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state's new election law, alleging Republican state lawmakers rushed through a sweeping overhaul with an intent to deny Black voters equal access to the ballot.

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FILE - In this June 25, 2021 file photo, Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference on voting rights at the Department of Justice in Washington. Garland has formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations. Garland's directive Monday reverses years of department policy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state’s new election law, alleging Republican state lawmakers rushed through a sweeping overhaul with an intent to deny Black voters equal access to the ballot. “Where we believe the rights of civil rights of Americans have been violated we will not hesitate to act,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday in announcing the lawsuit. Republican lawmakers in the state pushed back immediately, pledging a…

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