The battle for massive election reform wages on and Democrats are doing everything in their power, and some things not in their power, to stop it.
Just this week, a federal judge blocked an order from liberal lawmakers in Georgia that would have prevented their just-passed election bill from being implemented.
U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee ruled that the timing of the request was improper due to the close proximity of the state’s local runoff elections, set for Tuesday, and he determined that a change in Georgia’s voting measures would hamper ballot casting already underway.
Boulee, a Trump appointee, pledged to reserve judgment on the law at the moment and will render a decision “at a later date.”
“This is just another in the line of frivolous lawsuits against Georgia’s election law based on misinformation and lies. We will continue to meet them and beat them in court,” Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.
The organization’s legal challenge is one of several filed since the bill became law in late March.
Biden’s DOJ sued Georgia last month over the election law, approved three months ago, which implemented voter ID requirements for absentee ballots, limited the use of voting drop boxes, and standardized early voting hours, among other provisions.
Attorney General Merrick Garland claimed the Peach State reforms were “enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of black” residents to cast ballots.
Republican Gov. of Georgia Brian Kemp said the Biden administration’s lawsuit was evidence of a “far-left agenda.”
“Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, et all tried to force an unconstitutional elections power grab through Congress — and failed. Now, they are weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out their far-left agenda that undermines election integrity and empowers federal government overreach in our democracy.”
Several corporations spoke out against the state’s voting changes and echoed claims that the legislation was discriminatory. In one famous instance, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and draft were moved out of Atlanta, costing the state millions in potential revenue.
Conservatives argue the legislation bolsters election integrity and makes it more difficult to commit fraud in both local and national races, though liberal counterparts insist it limits the voice of minorities.
Author: Nolan Sheridan