Arizona AG Backs Georgia in DOJ Battle Over Election Integrity

PHOENIX– Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced he will back Georgia’s effort to challenge a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit which challenges the state’s election reform law.

“As the Attorney General of Arizona, another state where the DOJ is attempting to intimidate local officials, please know that we stand with you in this fight and will do whatever we can to push back against this blatantly political and unmerited attack,” Brnovich wrote to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr in a letter dated June 25.

Referring to Georgia’s voting law as “common sense,” Brnovich said that, in filing its lawsuit, “the DOJ seems more concerned with appeasing far-leftist pundits and radical activists than upholding the rule of law.”

“All states have the authority, and a duty, to ensure public confidence in the integrity of our electoral process,”  Brnovich wrote.

While supporters of the new law say that it’s a measure to enhance election integrity, opponents claim that the legislation is an effort to promote “voter suppression.”

Announcing the lawsuit on June 25, Attorney General Merrick Garland alleged that the law unfairly targets minority voters and is a violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

“Our complaint alleges that recent changes to Georgia’s election laws were enacted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of black Georgians to vote on account of their race or color,” Garland said. “Where we believe the civil rights of Americans have been violated, we will not hesitate to act.”

In a statement to the Epoch Times, Gov. Brian Kemp, who signed the bill into law on March 25, said the DOJ lawsuit is an effort by Democrats to prevent a fair election.

“Now, they are weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out their far-left agenda that undermines election integrity and empowers federal government overreach in our democracy,” said Kemp.

“This blatantly political action taken by the United States Department of Justice is factually, legally, and constitutionally wrong,”  Georgia attorney general Christopher Carr told Fox News June 28.  “Anybody who will actually read the Georgia law sees it strengthens security, it expands access, and it improves transparency.”

The new law requires state issued photo identification to vote absentee by mail and mandates that secure drop boxes placed inside early voting locations require constant surveillance. Democrats claim the new measures make it more difficult to vote and disproportionately impacts minority voters.

MOM FROM HELL: Georgia mother admits to letting men rape daughters, 5 and 6, for money

Atlanta, Ga (Fox News) — A mother in Georgia pleaded guilty to allowing several men, including a 78-year-old, rape her two young daughters in exchange for cash, officials said Friday.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release that Morgan Summerlin, 25, pleaded guilty on April 26 to cruelty to children, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and enticing a child for indecent purposes, with sentencing set for June 4.

“It is difficult to imagine facts that are more horrific than those found in this case,” District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. said in a statement. “I am hoping these two little girls can somehow survive this abuse and grow into healthy adults who can lead a productive and fulfilling life.”

Officials said the two young victims told adults in April 2017 their mother would bring them to men’s homes to be molested and raped for money. In one incident, the two girls said their mother brought them to the home of 78-year-old Richard Office, who was referred to as “Pop.”

“Pop” would give their mother drugs, and in one incident the 78-year-old raped the younger sister while the other rubbed his feet, all while Summerlin sat in his living room, according to officials.

“Afterward, Office gave the girls one-hundred dollars, and the girls’ mother immediately took the money from them,” the DA’s office said. Summerlin freqeuntly posted about her children on Facebook.

In another incident, Summerlin brought the girls to the home of Alfredo Trejo where a similar assault took place, officials said.

Both Trejo and Office were convicted in recent months of numerous charges, including rape, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and sexual battery. Office was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 146 years to run concurrently while Trejo was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by life on probation.

In addition to the men involved in the gruesome crime, officials said that the children’s grandmother, Teresa Davidson, pleaded guilty to second-degree cruelty to children for failing to protect the sisters after they told her they were being sexually abused.

Davidson was sentenced to five years, to serve one minus time served.

“The impact that this ongoing sexual abuse had on those children is tragic, and we are grateful that the jury held the defendant (Office) accountable for his depraved conduct,” Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Irina Khasin said in a statement.

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‘WE MIGHT KILL YOU BACK’: Tough-talking Georgia sheriff’s warning to criminals goes viral

HARRIS COUNTY, GA — A sign warning criminals that they may meet their own demise if they cross the line in one Georgia county has went viral.

Sheriff Mike Jolley first gained national attention in 2015 after putting up a sign at the entry point to Harris County which read: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you…LEAVE!”

But this latest sign, which Jolly paid for out of his own pocket, takes it one step further.

“Our citizens have concealed weapons,” the welcome sign reads. “If you kill someone, we might kill you back. ”

“We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries,” the warning continues. “Enjoy your stay!”

Sherriff Jolly says that while most of the response he’s received has been positive, he welcomes the challenge from those who don’t agree with his politically incorrect stance.

“I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right to disagree with me or anyone else,” Jolley told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends”. “Hopefully, if they disagree, they can voice that opinion. But if it offends them, truly offends them, maybe they’re in the wrong country.”

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‘WE BEAT HIS OSSOFF!’: PRESIDENT BLAMES DNC CANDIDATE’S GEORGIA LOSS TO DEMOCRATS’ ‘OBSTRUCTION’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump took to social media on Tuesday night to congratulate Republican candidate Karen Handel on her devastating upset over Democratic rival Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s 6th District race in Georgia.

In his comments, the president said Democrats have only themselves to blame for their recent string of losses and said it all comes down to what he called their history of “obstruction”.

“Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Health Care, Tax Cuts, Security. Obstruction doesn’t work!” Trump tweeted.

In a separate tweet, the president took a swing at the mainstream media, touting what he called another blow to “fake news”.

“Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and 0!” Trump tweeted late Tuesday. “All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0,” he wrote

Handel’s win over Democrat favorite Jon Ossoff follows a slew of Republican wins in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina.

“Republicans are going to get tired of winning if the Democrats don’t get an agenda,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News in response to the recent victories.

The Georgia race was one that Democrats had touted as an easy win amid what they called “a mounting resistance against President Donald Trump”. But in the end, despite the tens of millions of dollars in donations – Ossoff raised more than $23 million compared to underdog Handel’s $4.5 million – and Hollywood support that flowed into Ossoff’s campaign, voters proved that claim otherwise.

“We beat his Ossoff,” said one Handel supporter after Tuesday night’s victory. “The golden boy didn’t know what hit him!”

In its comments following the election, the RNC said Handel’s win was not only a victory for the state of Georgia, but for those who support president Trump and his “America first” agenda.

“Tonight, the people of Georgia’s 6th District overwhelmingly voted not only for Karen, but also for President Trump’s agenda of replacing our broken health care system, reforming an outdated tax code, and prioritizing infrastructure investment,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “For the fourth time since November, voters have rejected the Democrat’s agenda of obstruction and made it clear it’s time get to work for the American people and join President Trump’s administration in Making America Great Again.”

For their parts, Democratic leaders seem to be coming to terms with the fact that their party is in trouble.

“Race better be a wake up call for Democrats — business as usual isn’t working,” tweeted Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). “Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

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