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Trump Accuses DOJ of 'Trying To Suppress the Vote of the American People in Georgia' With Lawsuit

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Former President Donald Trump is speaking out against the Department of Justice (DOJ), saying it is “trying to suppress the vote” of Georgia residents with a lawsuit over the state’s Election Integrity Act.

“Biden’s Department of Justice just announced that they are suing the Great State of Georgia over its Election Integrity Act. Actually, it should be the other way around!” Trump said in a statement.

He continued, “The PEOPLE of Georgia should SUE the State, and their elected officials, for running a CORRUPT AND RIGGED 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION—and for trying to suppress the VOTE of the AMERICAN PEOPLE in Georgia. If we don’t address these issues from the 2020 Election head on, and we allow the Radical Left Democrats to continue to politicize the DOJ and Law Enforcement, we will lose our Country. SAVE AMERICA!”

Others have expressed firm opposition to the lawsuit, including Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R).

“The Biden administration continues to do the bidding of Stacey Abrams and spreads more lies about Georgia’s election laws. Their lies already cost Georgia $100 million and got the President awarded with four Pinocchios,” Raffensperger said in a statement.

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He added, “It is no surprise that they would operationalize their lies with the full force of the federal government. I look forward to meeting them, and beating them, in court.”

On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Kristen Clarke, the head of the department’s Civil Rights Division, announced the lawsuit.

The complaint “alleges that recent changes to Georgia’s election laws were enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color, in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act,” Garland said.

During a phone call with Georgia election officials earlier this year, Trump called on Raffensperger to help him “find” the votes he needed to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.

“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state,” Trump said.

Raffensperger told Trump Georgia had to “stand by” their numbers and reassured him the numbers are “right.”

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