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Garland: DOJ is ‘fighting back’ against voter ID laws

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Attorney General Merrick Garland and Vice President Kamala Harris pledged to fight voter ID laws and election integrity measures they considered discriminatory during an event in Selma, Alabama, marking the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday attacks.

Garland highlighted the challenges faced by Black Americans and other voters of color in accessing voting rights and criticized measures like voter ID laws and redistricting maps.

“Those measures include practices and procedures that make voting more difficult; redistricting maps that disadvantage minorities; and changes in voting administration that diminish the authority of locally elected or nonpartisan election administrators,” Garland said.

“Such measures threaten the foundation of our system of government.”

He emphasized the Department of Justice’s efforts to challenge such restrictions and discriminatory practices.

“That is why we are working to block the adoption of discriminatory redistricting plans that dilute the vote of Black voters and other voters of color,” he said, noting that the DOJ “recognizes the urgency of this moment.”

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