Statement from Eric Holder On the Passage of Georgia’s Omnibus Voter Suppression Bill
Washington, D.C. — Today Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, released the following statement on the passage of Georgia’s omnibus voter suppression bill, SB 202:
“The passage of the Georgia anti-democracy bill (SB 202) is a shameful attempt to silence the will of the people, and harkens back to dark chapters in Georgia’s history. After losing recent elections, Georgia Republicans had a choice: pursue policies that would gain them more support or suppress the vote of the people they claim they want to represent. They’ve chosen to use lies about non-existent voter fraud as a pretext to pursue discriminatory measures that will make it harder for people, especially people of color, to cast a ballot.
“This bill – and others like it across the country – show that the Republican Party is willing to attack our representative democracy through voter suppression and rampant gerrymandering to hold onto power. What has been done in Georgia today is simply un-American. All people of good will should be repulsed by these actions that undermine our democracy. The implementation of this bill must be opposed and Congress must pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”