The Biden Administration is suing the state of Georgia over their pursuit of election integrity as they audit absented ballots. The news of the lawsuit against the state comes after a judge ordered that members of the Board of Elections there could be named in an election lawsuit. Two huge developments for the country and for States Rights.
“In its first major action to combat GOP voter suppression laws, the Biden Justice Department will announce on Friday that it is suing the state of Georgia over its new voting restrictions, a source familiar with the litigation told Mother Jones.
Gov. Brian Kemp has said “there is nothing Jim Crow” about the Georgia law, enacted in March, but it includes 16 different provisions that make it harder to vote and that target metro Atlanta counties with large Black populations,”left-leaning Mother Jones reported.
In other words, Biden will try to stop the audit because it’s racist. Never mentioning the huge amount of minorities who voted for Trump and never mind that White people also have Civil Rights and the right to have our vote counted.
SCOOP: Justice Department will announce at 11 it is suing Georgia over its new voter suppression law. This is first major action by Biden DOJ to combat GOP voting restrictions https://t.co/54mr2J0SCk
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 25, 2021
The news comes immediately after there were some dramatic changes in Georgia.
“Huge victory’: Judge names members of Fulton election board in the lawsuit; ballot audit will proceed, Suit seeks to learn if major Georgia county mishandled absentee ballot counting,” Just the News Reported on Thursday.
“In order handed down by a Georgia judge today named several individual members of a county elections board as respondents in an election-related lawsuit, clearing the way for an intensive audit of 2020 absentee ballots in Georgia’s largest county.”
The Election Wizzard reported on Thursday:
In order handed down by a Georgia judge on Thursday named several individual members of a county elections board as defendants in an election-related lawsuit, clearing the way for an inspection of the 2020 absentee ballots in Georgia’s largest county.
Superior Court Judge Brian Amero dismissed several claims brought against governmental entities of Fulton County on sovereign immunity grounds, but he allowed the five members of Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections to be named defendants in the case. That means the audit of the mail-in ballots will proceed.
Bob Cheeley, an Atlanta-area lawyer, serving as the lead attorney for two of the petitioners, told Just the News that the filing will help the complainants “get an audit and get to the truth” and that the audit will move forward following the decision.
“This is a huge victory for everyone who wants to get to the truth about the way in which Fulton County mishandled the absentee ballot count,” he said on Thursday evening.
It has been a long road for election integrity proponents to get traction over the past decade as technology and laws preventing security on mail-in ballots changed rapidly with seemingly no hope for adding a layer of scrutiny about where so many ballots were coming from. After the diabolical we saw after the 2020 Presidential election, it almost seemed hopeless to consider that the United States could get election integrity back.