Governor Kemp Responds to DOJ Lawsuit, New Election Law Makes it ‘Easy to Vote and Hard to Cheat’

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has harshly responded to the Department of Justice and the Biden administration over their lawsuit filed against his state’s new voting law.

At a news conference yesterday, Kemp said: “Let me be clear: The Department of Justice lawsuit announced today is legally and constitutionally dead wrong. Their faults and baseless accusations are quite honestly disgusting.” Kemp described the DOJ’s lawsuit as a “politically motivated assault on the rule of law.”

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the DOJ’s lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Friday, under the accusation that Georgia’s new voting law was intended to minimize the amount of Black Americans that could vote. Garland said, “Our complaint alleges that recent changes to Georgia’s election laws were enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of Black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

While Georgia Republicans like Kemp argue that the voting restrictions were put in place to prevent fraud and ensure election integrity, Democrats and now the DOJ believe it is actually racially motivated legislation. The lawsuit says, “Georgia enacted S.B. 202 with knowledge of the disproportionate effect that numerous provisions, both singly and together, would have on Black voters’ ability to participate in the political process on an equal basis with white voters.”

The Justice Department also believes the election restriction laws are unnecessary, claiming there was a ” lack of evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election cycle, and numerous statements from the Secretary of State’s Office debunking voter fraud claims”.

The lawsuit alleges that, by reducing access to absentee voting throughout the election process, black voters will be greatly impacted: “By reducing access to absentee voting at each step of the process — curtailing access to absentee ballot applications, imposing an early deadline and new identification requirement for requesting absentee ballots, and limiting access to drop boxes for timely return of completed ballots —S.B. 202 will push more Black voters to in-person voting, where they will be more likely than white voters to confront long lines, and where S.B. 202 imposes additional impediments to casting a ballot by banning the distribution of food and water to voters waiting in long lines and prohibiting the counting of most out-of-precinct provisional ballots.”

Governor Kemp has promised to passionately fight back against the DOJ’s lawsuit and encouraged Conservatives nationwide to recognize that the DOJ could target them next. Kemp said, “They are coming for you next. They’re coming for your state, your ballgame, your election laws, your business, and your way of life.”

Kemp went on a tirade on Twitter over this lawsuit, saying, “This lawsuit is born out of the lies and misinformation the Biden administration has pushed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from the start. Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, and their allies tried to force an unconstitutional elections power grab through Congress – and failed.”

Kemp accused those figures of “weaponizing” the DOJ to support the Left’s agenda. The governor is confident that he can beat the lawsuit, referencing how “as Secretary of State, I fought the Obama Justice Department twice to protect the security of our elections – and won.”

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