FIRST ON FOX: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has written to his counterpart in Georgia, backing the state over what he described as an “absurdly partisan” lawsuit from the Department of Justice over the state’s election integrity laws.
“As the Attorney General of Arizona, another state where the DOJ is attempting to intimidate local officials, please know that we stand with you in this fight and will do whatever we can to push back against this blatantly political and unmerited attack,” Brnovich wrote in a letter on Friday to Georgia AG Christopher Carr.
DOJ TO SUE STATE OF GEORGIA OVER RECENT STATE VOTING LAW RESTRICTIONS
Brnovich was reacting after the DOJ announced it was filing a lawsuit against George over its voting procedures signed into law in March, claiming that it is in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
“The right of all eligible citizens to vote is the central pillar of our democracy, the right from which all other rights ultimately flow,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “This lawsuit is the first step of many we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote; that all lawful votes are counted; and that every voter has access to accurate information.”
The lawsuit claims that several provisions of the bill were adopted in order to deny or abridge the right to vote on account of race, arguing that the cumulative effects of the laws on Black votes, in particular, was known to lawmakers.
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