According to a new report from The Hill, the NAACP is accusing President Trump and the Republican Party of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act “with their efforts to overturn election results in key battleground states.”
The new lawsuit reads:
“Defendants’ efforts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters — targeting cities with large Black populations, including Detroit, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, Georgia — repeat the worst abuses in our nation’s history, where Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic,”
The lawsuit also claims:
“These systematic efforts–violations of the VRA and the Ku Klux Klan Act–have largely been directed at major metropolitan areas with large Black voter populations.”
They add “Defendants have not directed these efforts at predominantly white areas.”
The lawsuit was filed last month on behalf of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and a group of Black Michigan voters.