Georgia 2018 Voter Suppression
Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger
Lawsuit brought by Fair Fight Action against the Georgia secretary of state following Stacey Abrams’s 2018 campaign for governor. The case challenges several aspects of election administration in Georgia, including the state’s registration system, the exact-match policy and inadequate election worker training for canceling absentee ballots. In two separate orders, the district court granted and denied in part the defendants’ motion for summary judgment. The court invited the defendants to file a renewed partial summary judgment motion in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. The motion was denied, with the court holding that it “finds that a genuine issue of material fact remains as to whether” Georgia’s process for verifying voter registration information to comply with federal law “is permissible under Section 2 of the” Voting Rights Act. After a trial was held in April 2022, the district court upheld all of the challenged laws.