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Georgia AG: Lawsuit against election law is ‘blatantly political’ and ‘constitutionally wrong’

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr appeared on America’s Newsroom Monday to react to the Justice Department lawsuit against his state’s election law. The Wall Street Journal published an editorial Sunday called out the Biden Justice for playing politics with the suit.

“First of all, The Wall Street Journal is spot on,” Carr told host Dana Perino. “This is just a blatantly political lawsuit. In fact, I’ve said it’s not a lawsuit, it’s a campaign flyer. The Department of Justice is simply playing politics, they are not upholding the rule of law.”

However, the suit is not just political, it’s also unconstitutional. “This blatantly political action taken by the United States Department of Justice is factually, legally, and constitutionally wrong,” Carr said. “Anybody who will actually read the Georgia law sees it strengthens security, it expands access and it improves transparency, and that’s why we will be successful defending this particular action, as we will the other seven.”

President Biden himself has called the law is a “Jim Crow” law. Vice President Harris claims that elections are “under assault” because of the new laws.

This is the eighth lawsuit filed against the Georgia law.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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BREAKING: IL judge orders state election board to remove Trump from primary ballot

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Cook County Judge Tracie Porter issued a lengthy ruling Wednesday which orders the state election board to remove former President Donald Trump from the Illinois primary ballot on March 19. Porter wrote Trump is disqualified from the presidency due to his actions relating to the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Porter said she was aware her “decision could not be the ultimate outcome,” given that higher courts will have a chance to weigh in; she also put her order on hold until Friday in anticipation of an appeal.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that the State Board of Elections voted unanimously last month to reject the same bid to block Trump from Illinois’ ballot under the 14th Amendment. But Porter found the board’s decision to be “clearly erroneous.”

The 14th Amendment bars from “any office, civil or military, under the United States” anyone who previously took an oath as an “officer of the United States” to support the Constitution but then engaged in “insurrection or rebellion.”

Trump’s lawyers have told the U.S. Supreme Court the amendment doesn’t apply because the president is not an “officer of the United States” under the Constitution and because he did not engage in “anything that qualifies as ‘insurrection.’”

According to the Chicago Sun Times, the “U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on the controversy soon — and appeared skeptical of the arguments to kick Trump off Colorado’s ballot. The clock is ticking on the nation’s high court given that Colorado’s primary election is Tuesday.” Porter also said her order would be put on hold if the Supreme court’s ruling is ultimately “inconsistent” with hers.

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