Skip to comments.DOJ to Sue Georgia [semi-satire]
Posted on 06/27/2021 11:18:25 AM PDT by John Semmens
US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice will be suing the State of Georgia to block the implementation of voting reforms passed by the legislature because "it was enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of Black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color."
While the legislation itself does not mention any racial tests or restrictions, Garland insisted that "the seemingly unbiased requirement that voters must present an ID of some form to be allowed to vote is racist. Everyone knows how hard it is for minorities to obtain an ID. Most of them received an inferior education in the state's faltering public school system. Many are too ignorant or unmotivated to get and hold a job, much less get and hold a proper form of ID."
Gov. Brian Kemp (R) called Garland's characterization of the situation "a gross distortion of reality. First, almost every adult in the state has a driver's license. Those who don't can obtain a photo ID card from the state at any county registrar's office free of charge. Second, our reform legislation permits in-person voting to individuals who show up with a photo ID and vote-by-mail ballots that are accompanied by a copy of a photo ID. Further, several other forms of non-photo ID are also permitted. Third, IDs are routinely required to purchase alcoholic beverages, cash checks, lease rental properties, and many other types of transactions. There is ample proof that persons of all races use IDs on a regular basis in their normal interactions. Mr. Garland's assertion that Blacks cannot obtain and use IDs is a lie and a smear."
Garland pointed out that "obtaining an ID does require some effort. Even if this effort is minuscule it still makes an unreasonable demand on the citizen trying to exercise his human right to vote. Inasmuch as our elections are by secret ballot, I question the fundamental premise of requiring any ID to vote. The simpler solution outlined in the 'For the People Act' is to just count every ballot without regard to who might have cast it. Imposing any constraints on this human right is obviously intended to suppress the vote."
Meanwhile, public support for voter IDs is strong. A Monmouth University poll found that 91% of registered Republicans, 87% of registered independents, and 62% of registered Democrats favor requiring photo IDs to vote. Further, 77% of white voters and 84% of minority voters (Hispanic, Black, Asian or others) support requiring IDs to vote. Garland said he "isn't surprised to find that a majority of Americans favor IDs" and blamed "systemic racism" for the poll results. "This shows why we can't just do what the majority wants. Those of us who are wiser and more fully in sync with evolving ethical standards must overrule the masses on this issue."
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The best outcome for this would be for the state Supreme Court to declare the federal DOJ “has no standing” per the U.S. Constitution.
I know that this is semi-satire, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate between satire and fact these days.
The simple fact is that the Dems insistence that getting an ID is somehow racist is grossly insulting - they are basically stating that blacks and other minorities are too stupid to do the very basic tasks necessary to obtain a valid form of ID...and Republicans do NOT think that minorities are too stupid to do this. I wish that Republicans would have a national ad campaign to point out this stark contrast and the Dems’ incredible racism (which, after all, isn’t new).
Oh, and BTW, while there is an inherent right to vote, all other voters have a vested interest in making sure that each and every ballot that is cast is, in fact, a valid/genuine one - otherwise the value of their vote is diluted by fake votes. Where’s THAT point in the federal suit?
Discovery gonna be fun!
The best result would be for the courts to throw out the case and sanction the DOJ lawyers for bringing a frivolous lawsuit .... permanently removing them from the federal bar and fining them hundreds of thousand of dollars each.
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