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Attorney General Garland to double staff to protect voting rights, targets new election laws in Republican-led states for scrutiny

1 month ago   |   By RT

US Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced a doubling of enforcement staff dedicated to protecting voting rights and said election reforms and ballot audits in Republican-led states may disenfranchise non-white voters.
“So far this year, at least 14 states have passed new laws that make it harder to vote,” Garland said in a speech on Friday. “Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.”
Garland's bid to push back against...
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Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law.
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Garland announces expansion of Justice Department's voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviews

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

The attorney general's announcement comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from civil rights groups and state Democrats to more forcefully challenge GOP efforts pass new voting limits.
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AG Merrick Garland rebukes dubious ballot reviews 'based on disinformation' and says the DOJ will double its voting rights staff

AG Merrick Garland rebukes dubious ballot reviews 'based on disinformation' and says the DOJ will double its voting rights staff

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Attorney General Merrick Garland rebuked GOP-backed sham audits and ballot reviews as "based on disinformation" and said the Department of Justice will recommit efforts to combatting voter suppression in a Friday afternoon speech.
Arizona is now nearly two months into an unprecedented and highly controversial recounting exercise of millions of ballots in Maricopa County, which Garland mentioned without naming the county or the state.
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