Federal Court Approves Georgia’s Voting Laws

Tempestuous allegations of voter fraud were commonly alleged after the 2020 Election. As reported, several states passed laws to protect what was described as “election integrity.” Georgia was one of the states that passed “sweeping legislation” to prevent what has been characterized as “irregularities.” The legislative intent also sought to ensure that “every eligible American can vote.”

Immediately after the Georgia legislation passed, Democrats accused Georgia of “voter suppression.” President Joe Biden enhanced the rhetoric attacking the new voting legislation by claiming the law was “Jim Crow 2.0.”

In a summarized description, as reported, “The law in question requires voter ID for absentee voting, outlaws ballot harvesting, provides security at ballot drop boxes, limits the timeframe for requesting an absentee ballot, and increases regulations for provisional ballots.” The legislation impacts vote collection tactics used effectively by Democrats “such as mail-in ballots and door-to-door ballot harvesting to win elections.”

This new legislation “led to a boycott campaign by liberal-owned businesses, even MLB, to pressure the Georgia legislature to change the law.” The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice sued Georgia founded on the Administration’s assertion that “the law was racist against minority voters,” and, in particular, was “discriminatory towards black voters.”

Federal judge Boulee just issued a ruling striking down the Biden Administration’s lawsuit. The determinative fundamental point made in Judge Boulee’s ruling was that Biden administration and other Democratic groups “failed to show a substantial likelihood of success on the merits as to their claims that the provisions intentionally discriminate against black voters in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment and Section 2 of the [Voting Rights Act].”

Judge Boulee ruled that the claims advanced by the Biden Administration that the Georgia election integrity law was racist held no merit. Reporting has assessed that “Georgia’s new law appears to have less to do with who can vote and more to do with how votes are collected.” Other states, arguably, have voting restriction legislation as strict or stricter than Georgia’s, but these examples of states’ legislation “have not, to date, been attacked by Democrats.”

D & B Staff

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