Georgia’s new election law that was signed yesterday by Governor Kemp was just hit with a federal lawsuit to stop the law:
THE HILL – Voting rights groups on Thursday night filed a lawsuit just hours after Georgia enacted a Republican-crafted law that gives state lawmakers more power over elections and imposes a raft of new voting restrictions.
The 35-page complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta alleges that minority voters will be hit especially hard by the new legislation, which plaintiffs say illegally suppresses voters’ rights in violation of constitutional protections and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
According to the lawsuit, the new restrictions are “clearly intended to and will have the effect of making it harder for lawful Georgia voters to participate in the State’s elections,” adding that it will impose “unjustifiable burdens” that disproportionately impact people of color, as well as young, poor and disabled voters.
“…disproportionately impact people of color…” This is the same garbage Democrats always spew about any law designed to protect the integrity of our election process. They say it so often it almost sounds racist. It’s as if they are saying that ‘people of color’ are less capable of doing things that white people can do, like getting an ID and bringing it when they vote, or applying on time for an absentee ballot.
I read Fred T’s post yesterday on the new law and I don’t have a single issue with anything highlighted there. And after what happened last year, we need much more restrictive laws to keep Democrats from stealing our election.
So kudos to Georgia, governor and all, for making this law and trying to fix their election process. I’m sure it will be in the courts for a long time, but hopefully Georgia can win this before we have more elections next year, or at the very least in 2024.