AG Merrick Garland Campaigns for Unsecure Elections, Slams 'Unnecessary' Voter ID

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Joe Biden's Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has made clear his intention to make America's elections less secure, describing efforts to secure them as "burdensome and unnecessary." 

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Garland made the remarks at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, during a commemoration of 'Bloody Sunday' when civil rights protesters were brutally attacked by police. 

He also accused federal courts of weakening the 1965 Voting Rights Act by allowing various common sense voting restrictions such as presenting identification on arrival.

He explained:

Since those decisions, there has been a dramatic increase in legislative measures that make it harder for millions of eligible voters to vote and to elect the representatives of their choice ... such measures threaten the foundation of our system of government.

Some have even suggested giving state legislatures the power to set aside the choice of the voters themselves. That is not the way a representative democracy is supposed to work... The right to vote is still under attack.

The 71-year-old Biden lackey added that under his leadership, the Department of Justice would be  “challenging efforts by states and jurisdictions to implement discriminatory, burdensome and unnecessary restrictions on access to the ballot, including those related to mail-in voting, the use of drop boxes, and voter ID requirements … [and] working to block the adoption of discriminatory redistricting plans that dilute the vote of Black voters and other voters of color." 

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Following the disputes over the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, many Republican states have attempted to bolster their voting laws by taking measures that would make it harder for Democratic candidates to commit fraud or game the system to their advantage.

This, of course, has gone down badly with the Biden administration, who have attempted to frame the crackdown as an attack on civil rights. 

In 2021, he gave a ludicrous speech in which he described an "unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote."

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"We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole, since the Civil War," he said at the time. “The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January the 6th. I’m not saying this to alarm you; I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.”

Meanwhile, a Rasmussen Reports survey taken in 2021 found that an overwhelming majority of black voters were supportive of voter ID requirements. 

“Majorities of whites (74%), blacks (69%) and other minorities (82%) say voters should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote,” the polling company noted at the time.

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