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AG Garland pledges to fight voter ID laws meant to make sure only American citizens vote in elections


Attorney General Merrick Garland’s assertion that “the right to vote is still under attack” sparked anger and warnings that Democrats are poised to cheat to win the 2024 election.

Garland was in Selma, Alabama along with Vice President Kamala Harris to mark the 59th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” when civil rights marchers were attacked in 1965. Speaking at a church service at Selma’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, Garland recounted the history of voting rights in the nation which he claimed have “never been steady” for black Americans and “other voters of color,” Fox News reported.

Garland claimed that voter ID laws and other measures to ensure election integrity in the nation have made it harder “for millions of eligible voters to vote and to elect the representatives of their choice.”

“Those measures include practices and procedures that make voting more difficult; redistricting maps that disadvantage minorities; and changes in voting administration that diminish the authority of locally elected or nonpartisan election administrators,” Garland said. “Such measures threaten the foundation of our system of government.”

“That is why the Justice Department is fighting back,” Garland told the churchgoers. “That is why one of the first things I did when I came into office was to double the size of the voting section of the civil rights division. That is why we are challenging efforts by states and jurisdictions to implement discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary restrictions on access to the ballot, including those related to mail-in voting, the use of drop boxes, and voter ID requirements.”

“That is why we are working to block the adoption of discriminatory redistricting plans that dilute the vote of black voters and other voters of color,” he added and later asserted that the Justice Department “recognizes the urgency of this moment.”

Garland’s remarks sparked furious responses as many on social media warned that the fix is in for Democrats looking to affect the outcome of elections in November. Others denounced his insult to black Americans.

“Assuming that black people can’t get an ID is extremely racist,” Collin Rugg noted on X.

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