The Attorney General of Georgia, Chris Carr, said the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Georgia over the state's new voting law is wrong, "factually, legally and constitutionally."
The challenge seeks to overturn portions of Senate Bill 202, which imposes new voter identification requirements, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and shifts early voting days, according to the AJC.
Carr, who made his comments on WDUN's Newsroom, said the law "clearly strengthens security, expands access and improves transparency in [Georgia's] elections."
"This is not a lawsuit, it's a political campaign flyer," Carr said. "Falsely using race to scare people of color into believing their vote will not be counted is irresponsible and fundamentally wrong."
Reflecting on the 2020 elections, Carr said there are things they could have done better, and Senate Bill 202 was passed to address those issues.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released a statement in response to the lawsuit, accusing the Biden administration of spreading lies about Georgia's election law.
"Their lies already cost Georgia $100 million and got the President awarded with four Pinocchios," Raffensperger said. "It is no surprise that they would operationalize their lies with the full force of the federal government. I look forward to meeting them, and beating them, in court.”
Governor Brian Kemp's response also said the lawsuit was born out of "the lies and misinformation the Biden administration has pushed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from the start."
“Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, and their allies tried to force an unconstitutional elections power grab through Congress - and failed," Kemp said in a release. "... As Secretary of State, I fought the Obama Justice Department twice to protect the security of our elections - and won. I look forward to going three for three to ensure it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat in Georgia.”