Justice department sues state of Georgia over laws that 'deny the right to vote'

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The justice department is suing the state of Georgia over the new voting laws they say violate the Voting Rights Act and suppress Black Americans' right to vote. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement after the justice department scrutinized a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules. Under the bill, the legislature gave itself power to remove local election officials deemed to be underperforming and added a voter ID requirement for mail ballots. It will result in fewer ballot drop boxes in metro Atlanta US politics latest updates
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