WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Biden Administration’s Justice Department announced a new lawsuit against the state of Georgia in response to the law that Governor Brian Kemp enacted to create new voter restrictions that included extraneous identification requirements, empowers state officials to overtake local election boards, limits absentee ballot drop boxes, and denies people the right to hand out bottled water for those waiting in long lines at polling places. Just as a number of voter restriction bills have proliferated in state legislatures across the country, many of the same extremist legislatures have advanced and enacted anti-transgender bills targeting young people. Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Justice’s action today against the state of Georgia:
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