금요일 소송을 소개하면서, Merrick Garland 법무 장관은 그들이 조치를 취하고 있다고 주장했습니다. “미국인의 시민권이 침해되었습니다.” 투표 법안, 일부, eliminates signature matching and requires an ID to vote, if an individual has one. 그러나, as analysts have noted, it also offers several different options for voters to confirm their identity when requesting a ballot should they not have an ID. The Media Research Center 출시 a video debunking a few other widely reported “myths” about the measure that have led critics to conclude it is inherently racist.
“But what this lawsuit does, is it really highlights how the 민주당 has reduced the community, my community, the Black community down to nothing more than a political strategy,” King argued on “여우 & 친구 주말” 일요일.
She added that the DOJ effort was “extremely insulting.”
“It’s basically saying that African-American people, and Black people in general, are not intelligent enough to be able to figure out,— not just how to get voter ID, but how to locate your precinct in order to go vote,” King continued.
King suggested she knew why the DOJ was targeting Georgia, 하나, calling her state the political “Ground Zero.” As she noted, 그녀의 남편, Kelvin King, is currently a Republican candidate for 우리. 상원 조지아.
“We have a huge U.S. Senate race – which my husband is running in – and a race where we are now, we’re looking at potentially overturning the House as well as taking the majority in the Senate – so they’re trying to do all they can.”
언제 정부. 브라이언 켐프, 아르 자형., signed the voting measure in March., some critics, 포함 바이든 대통령, condemned it as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.” The president noted then that the DOJ was “taking a look” at the bill.
“This lawsuit is born out of the lies and misinformation the Biden administration has pushed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from the start,” Kemp 말했다 of the DOJ’s recent action.
His sentiments were shared by Georgia state Attorney General Chris Carr, who fired back at the DOJ’s “political lawsuit.”
“The Justice Department is wrong: factually, legally and constitutionally. Georgia’s law clearly strengthens security, expands access and improves transparency in our elections. Merrick Garland said he was going to depoliticize the Justice Department yet files this blatantly political lawsuit,” Carr recently 말했다 폭스 뉴스.
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley predicted that the DOJ’s lawsuit may backfire, seeing as voter identification requirements are “extremely popular with voters.”
폭스 뉴스’ Kelly Laco contributed to this report.