Georgia Seeks Dismissal of Department of Justice Lawsuit Over Voting Law

The state of Georgia on Wednesday asked a judge to toss a case brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over a voting law passed earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. The federal lawsuit “fails to plead a legally cognizable claim under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act,” Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, wrote in the 37-page filing in USA v. Georgia. Legal precedent holds that discriminatory results must be found to affirm a violation of the act, Carr said. “The Court will search in vain for such allegations in the complaint because DOJ cannot plausibly allege that SB 202 has any discriminatory results,” he added. Even if discriminatory intent was actionable, the Department of Justice complaint fails to lay out facts showing such intent, instead relying on “innuendo and hyperbole,” the filing says. It also asserts that the complaint could not survive …Read More

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