WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a motion to intervene on Wednesday in pending litigation brought by the New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter Fund and Rise that challenges the unconstitutional voting rights law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) last week.
The RNC, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Georgia Republican Party filed to intervene as defendants, supporting Georgia in the fast-tracked voter suppression legislation. The Republican organizations claim that overturning the law would reduce the competitive advantage of their candidates and committees and “undercut democratically enacted laws that protect voters and candidates.”
Three suits have been filed to fight the legislation so far, alleging it violates the 14th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. It’s clear the various arms of the Republican Party will stop at nothing to entrench their power, even if it means disenfranchising thousands of minority voters.