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Attorney General Garland to double staff to protect voting rights, targets new election laws in Republican-led states for scrutiny

6 days ago   |   By RT

US Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced a doubling of enforcement staff dedicated to protecting voting rights and said election reforms and ballot audits in Republican-led states may disenfranchise non-white voters.
“So far this year, at least 14 states have passed new laws that make it harder to vote,” Garland said in a speech on Friday. “Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.”
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Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

Justice Department will review restrictive GOP voting laws

6 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states that tighten voting rules, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday, vowing to take action on any violations of federal law.
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Garland announces expansion of Justice Department's voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviews

6 days ago   |   By The Washington Post

The attorney general's announcement comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from civil rights groups and state Democrats to more forcefully challenge GOP efforts pass new voting limits.
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AG Merrick Garland rebukes dubious ballot reviews 'based on disinformation' and says the DOJ will double its voting rights staff

AG Merrick Garland rebukes dubious ballot reviews 'based on disinformation' and says the DOJ will double its voting rights staff

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Attorney General Merrick Garland rebuked GOP-backed sham audits and ballot reviews as "based on disinformation" and said the Department of Justice will recommit efforts to combatting voter suppression in a Friday afternoon speech.
Arizona is now nearly two months into an unprecedented and highly controversial recounting exercise of millions of ballots in Maricopa County, which Garland mentioned without naming the county or the state.
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Kim Jong Un told North Korea's government to 'get fully prepared for confrontation' with the US

Summary List Placement North Korea's leader told his government to prepare for confrontation with the United States. Kim Jong Un addressed his government on Thursday, and the... Read more ...

US Open cut line 2021: Projected cut, rules, updates for Friday's leaderboard

US Open cut line 2021: Projected cut, rules, updates for Friday's leaderboard

Who will miss the cut at the U.S. Open in 2021? Check out the live leaderboard and cut line after Round 2 on Friday at Torrey Pines. Read more ...

1 dead, 3 hurt from quadruple shooting in Durham

1 dead, 3 hurt from quadruple shooting in Durham

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Nets-Bucks Game 7 will be Brooklyn's biggest game in 65 years

Nets-Bucks Game 7 will be Brooklyn's biggest game in 65 years

Well, there's no need to be coy about this: Game 7 of this Eastern Conference semifinal between the Nets and the Bucks will be the biggest sporting event conducted in Brooklyn... Read more ...

Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

MILWAUKEE - Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night... Read more ...

Kevin Durant deserves a pass this time - but not in Game 7

Kevin Durant deserves a pass this time - but not in Game 7

The Nets' Kevin Durant deserves a pass for Game 6, no questions asked. He doesn't get one in Game 7 versus the Bucks. Read more ...

Slow poke: Hendricks wins 7th start in row, Cubs blank Mets

Slow poke: Hendricks wins 7th start in row, Cubs blank Mets

NEW YORK - Kyle Hendricks is showing velocity isn't everything. Read more ...

Phil Mickelson falls behind and gets annoyed in US Open first round

Phil Mickelson falls behind and gets annoyed in US Open first round

Phil Mickelson, fresh off his PGA Championship victory, struggled in Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open, shooting a 4-over-par 75. Read more ...

Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

ATLANTA - Charlie Morton didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning and took a shutout into the eighth, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Thursday... Read more ...

Cruz hopes McConaghey for Texas Gov. ‘doesn't happen' but calls him formidable

Cruz hopes McConaghey for Texas Gov. ‘doesn't happen' but calls him formidable

Ted Cruz said Thursday he is hoping Matthew McConaughey doesn't run for Texas governor, but the Republican senator admitted the charming actor would be a “formidable” candidate. Read more ...