Justice Department to aggressively prosecute new state election laws

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WASHINGTON, June 11 - The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively study new state election laws and prosecute them to ensure they do not violate the voters' voting rights, said U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday.

Garland said voting rights will be a top priority for the Justice Department at a time when many Republican states are tightening the voting laws in a manner that critics say is harder for black and Hispanic voters to participate.

Garland said he would double the number of prosecutors working to enforce voting rights and close over how states conduct their elections.

There are many things that are open to debate in America but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them, Garland said in a speech at the Justice Department. What's your view on How have you?

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