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U.S. Justice department sues Georgia over new election reform law

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Georgia Friday over its new elections overhaul law, marking the Biden Administration’s first salvo against the nation’s wave of voter suppression laws.

“Recent changes to Georgia’s election law 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,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said during Friday’s nationally-television news conference. “This lawsuit is 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.”

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