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Providing the facts and context that help readers understand the current debate over voting laws is a priority for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Our journalists work hard to be fair and will follow this complex story as it continues to develop.
For a better understanding of the issues that drove Legislative action and reaction that followed, click on these links.
• How Georgia’s voting law works
• Latest news on voting bills
• 15 headlines that explain the debate
“The Department of Justice will use all the tools it has available to ensure that each eligible citizen can register, cast a ballot, and have that ballot counted free from racial discrimination. Laws adopted with a racially motivated purpose, like Georgia Senate Bill 202, simply have no place in democracy today.” — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kristen Clarke
“The Biden administration continues to do the bidding of Stacey Abrams and spreads more lies about Georgia’s election law. … 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.” — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
“The Department of Justice stepping in today is a big step in this whole process of making sure that everyone’s right to vote is safe and secure and that you have access no matter where you live.” — U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta
“Democrats are desperate to halt states’ constitutional changes to ensure integrity in their election systems. The announcement of this lawsuit comes just days after Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ No. 1 legislative priority, the For the People Act, from moving forward. This lawsuit is a political move by the Biden administration on their quest to implement a federal takeover of our elections.” — U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Evans