AG Merrick Garland Vows To Fight Unsecure Election Measures

Speaking on Sunday in Selma, Alabama, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Vice President Kamala Harris decried efforts by states to implement voter ID requirements as “discriminatory, burdensome and unnecessary.”

Garland spoke at an event at the Tabernacle Baptist Church to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Selma police officers attacking demonstrators in the civil rights movement.

“There are many things that are open to debate in America. One thing that must not be open for debate is the right of all eligible citizens to vote and to have their vote counted,” Garland declared.

Garland did not mention what he meant by “eligible.”

Supporters of former President Donald Trump expressed anger at Merrick Garland Sunday after the U.S. attorney general decried efforts to restrict voting access during his address.

The methods of expanding voting access listed by Garland have often come under scrutiny from Republican-led governments. Their subsequent efforts to curtail them have been criticized as efforts to minimize the ability of predominantly marginalized communities to vote.

They have also more recently come under fire from former President Donald Trump, who said that his opponents used these methods to conduct widespread voter fraud, which he blames for his loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

“Merrick Garland makes it clear the Biden regime intends to cheat in the 2024 election,” former Fox News producer Kyle Becker wrote in a post to X, formerly Twitter.

“Attorney General Merrick Garland LIES (again), claiming that election integrity efforts, such as voter ID requirements and restrictions on ballot drop boxes, are discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary. Do these people EVER tell the truth?” an X user going by Proud Elephant wrote.

“AG Merrick Garland tells a group of black people at a Selma church service that he is working hard to halt voter ID laws because they are discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary. Assuming that black people can’t get an ID is extremely racist,” Collin Rugg, co-owner of the Trending Politics news website, wrote.

Garland’s remarks come at a time when illegal immigration into the country is at historic highs.