Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr responded to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawsuit alleging Georgia Senate Bill 202 restricts voting rights.
"To claim that it takes us back to Jim Crow, an era where human beings were actually being murdered and truly prohibited from voting, is just unconscionable," Carr said on Fox News on Monday morning.
Stacey Abrams' claim that GA’s election law takes us back to Jim Crow, an era when humans were being murdered and truly prohibited from voting, is unconscionable. Our law makes voting more secure and easier to access for everyone.@JonScottFNC @FoxNews— Chris Carr (@ChrisCarr_Ga) June 28, 2021
Carr refuted Abrams' claims that the voting law passed in March is discriminatory, saying "anybody who looks at the Georgia law...sees that it strengthens security, improves access and transparency to our law."
Abrams has been attacking this law since its inception even calling it "Jim Crow in a suit + tie" back in March.
Georgia Republicans want to hide their shameful actions from public scrutiny. It’s Jim Crow in a suit + tie: cutting off access, adding restrictions, encouraging more “show me your papers” actions to challenge a citizen’s right to vote. Facially neutral but racially targeted. 2/— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 25, 2021
On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice was suing the state of Georgia over their new voting law.
Their lawsuit alleges the Georgia law violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The DOJ claims that "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."