Donald Trump said that after the Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the state on the new voting law on Friday, Georgia residents should file their own lawsuits.
“Biden’s Justice Department just announced that they are suing Georgia’s election integrity laws. In fact, the situation should be the opposite!” the former president said in a statement.
The statement continued: “The people of Georgia should sue the state and its elected officials for corruption and manipulation in the 2020 presidential election and trying to suppress the American people’s vote in Georgia.”
Trump lost Georgia to the President Joe Biden More than 10,000 votes won in 2020. Three audits of the election found no evidence of widespread fraud alleged by the former president and his allies.
On Friday, Trump also accused Democratic Party Politicize the Justice Department-lawmakers and members of the intelligence community have repeatedly filed charges against his government.
“If we do not resolve these issues from the 2020 election, and we allow the radical left-wing Democrats to continue to politicize the Justice Department and law enforcement, we will lose our country. Save America!” he said on Friday.
The statement was issued shortly after the attorney general Merrick Garland Allegations that Georgia’s new election law violated the protection of minority voters under the Voting Rights Act.
Garland said at the press conference: “This lawsuit is a number of steps we have taken to ensure that all eligible voters can vote, all legal votes are counted, and that every voter has accurate information. The first step in the process.”
The Justice Department said earlier this month that it was doubling the size of the agency’s civil rights department to review new laws designed to restrict voter access.
The Georgia law in question was passed by the Republican legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in late March. It restricts the use of ballot boxes, places new restrictions on the use of absentee ballots, and gives state legislatures greater control over how elections are managed.
The law also made it a crime for anyone to distribute water or food to people waiting in line at a polling station.
The change in voting aroused the anger of Democrats and voting rights activists, as well as opposition from major companies such as Major League Baseball.Major League Baseball), the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and Coca-Cola.
Kemp defended the law and said in a statement on Friday that the Justice Department’s lawsuit “derived from the lies and misinformation that the Biden administration opposed Georgia’s election integrity law from the beginning.”
The governor also accused the government of “weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to implement their ultra-left agenda.”
Weekly newspaper Commented on Trump and Kemp’s statements to the Department of Justice, but did not receive a response before publication.