Department of Justice to sue Georgia over new voting restrictions

The Department of Justice plans to file a lawsuit challenging new voting restrictions in Georgia, NBC News reported Friday.

Attorney General Merrick Garland will announce the lawsuit at an 11 a.m. ET press conference.

The federal suit comes three months after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed into law the election overhaul bill, which had been passed by the GOP-controlled legislature.

The law reportedly enacts a slew of restrictive and potentially confusing measures that critics allege will harm turnout, especially in Democrat-and-minority-heavy urban and suburban counties.

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