• Garland says DOJ 'will not hesitate to act' on potential voting rights violations

    4 days ago - By ABC News

    Multiple states have passed new voting rights laws since the 2020 election. Merrick Garland said the DOJ would look into possible civil rights violations.
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  • Attorney General Garland to double staff to protect voting rights, targets new election laws in Republican-led states for scrutiny

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

    4 days 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

    4 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - 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.
    He announced plans to double staffing within the department's civil rights division and said the department would send guidance to states about election-related activity, including mail voting and post-election audits. He also pledged to investigate and prosecute threats made against election workers that violate federal law.
    “There are many things open to...
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  • Garland announces expansion of Justice Department's voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviews

    4 days 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

    4 days 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.
    "Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of...
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