AG Garland Announces Plan to Enact Election Policies Promoting the Democrat Cause

Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice would be expanding its voting rights staff to directly oppose GOP efforts seeking to enact state voting laws that promote fair and honest elections. As a piece by RedState put it:

[Garland] made it clear that the work of DOJ would be to advance the causes and interests of the Democrat Party for the purpose of improving its chances at the ballot box. . .

Garland’s speech announced that DOJ would take up a “rear guard” action to protect Democrat-supported election rigging schemes from being rolled back by state legislatures.

Garland made it clear it would be the mission of the Biden Justice Department to put a stop to all that.

One of the most alarming parts of Garland's plan involves pushing back against the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County by enacting a new pre-clearance policy that will likely resemble the old policy in Section 5 of the Voting Right Act that the Supreme Court struck down. The Washington Post reported:

The plan is also needed, [Garland] said, because of the landmark 2013 Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act that required some jurisdictions to seek Justice Department approval before changing voting practices and laws.

Although Congress is considering a new measure, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would replace the pre-clearance provisions struck down in Shelby, “we will not wait for that legislation to act,” he said.

Garland said the Justice Department will do what it did before the 1965 legislation passed: It will scrutinize laws and practices county by county and state by state to ensure all voters have equal access to the franchise.

Garland's announcement comes as the full Senate prepares to consider its version of the Corrupt Politicians Act next week.

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