Update: Democracy Docket Sues Four Georgia Counties
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Democracy Docket filed new voting rights lawsuits in four counties in Georgia. On behalf of New Georgia Project, the lawsuits were filed against election officials in Bibb, Clarke, Houston and Paulding counties for failure to comply with the state’s early voting requirements ahead of the January 5th runoffs.
Currently, the named counties are not offering early voting on December 19th, December 31st, or on any of the days in January, despite statutory requirements compelling them to do so. The lawsuits collectively seek to ensure that all four counties amend their early voting days to include the additional dates and hours.
With control of the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance, Republicans are already making a concerted effort to suppress the vote in Georgia. Last week, three separate lawsuits were filed by Republicans, including the Perdue and Loeffler campaigns, attacking voting rights. The lawsuits challenge various provisions and practices of state election law, including the use of ballot drop boxes and the early processing of absentee ballots.
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