George Washington University Law School professor, Jonathan Turley has explained how the DOJ lawsuit against the state of Georgia is going to humiliate the Biden Administration.
Recently, the Justice Department announced they have filed a lawsuit against Georgia over their voter integrity law. In the announcement the Justice Department used Democrat talking points claiming the law intentionally suppresses the voting rights of black people.
“The United States’ complaint contends that several provisions of Senate Bill 202 were adopted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race. The Justice Department’s lawsuit alleges that the cumulative and discriminatory effect of these laws—particularly on Black voters—was known to lawmakers and that lawmakers adopted the law despite this,” the DOJ stated.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp pushed back against the complaint.
“This lawsuit is born out of the lies and misinformation the Biden administration has pushed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from the start,” Kemp said in a statement. “Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, and their allies tried to force an unconstitutional elections power grab through Congress — and failed. Now, they are weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out their far-left agenda that undermines election integrity and empowers federal government overreach in our democracy.”
“I’m highly skeptical and I think they may ultimately regret this move. It could indeed clarify this issue in a way the Biden administration does not want,” Turley said. “This is a very dubious case in my view because the Georgia law has great overlap with other states, like Delaware.”
Turley also pointed out that the federal government will most likely lose the suit on constitutional grounds.
“One of the issues that the court may ultimately amplify is that elections were left in the Constitution to the state. Alexander Hamilton actually wrote in the federalist papers imagine if the federal government was to take over the management of elections and he basically said we would all object,” Turley explained. “Well, that’s what’s happening now in Congress they are trying to essentially federalize elections and I think they are going to have a serious pushback on this lawsuit.”