A former sheriff’s deputy said he wanted to charge black people with felonies to prevent them from voting, court documents show.
Court documents reveal that Cody Griggers, a former Georgia sheriff’s deputy who has pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, hoped to bring felony charges against Black Americans in order to disenfranchise them: “I’m going to charge them with whatever felonies I can to take away their ability to vote.” Griggers was fired from his position as a deputy after the FBI alerted his employer that he was the subject of an investigation. The Bureau had linked Griggers to an online group and
Republican Sen. Mike Lee says Democratic voting rights bill was ‘written in hell by the devil himself’
In an interview with Fox News, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) called H.R. 1, the recent major voting and ethics reform law passed by House Democrats, “rotten to the core.” He accused Democrats of passing a bill which will give the federal government more power over elections in order to benefit Democratic candidates. Many of H.R. 1’s provisions, including requiring same-day voter registration, two weeks of early voting, and lax voter ID requirements, are already in place in Utah, where Lee has won two state-wide