Georgia COVID-19 Election Relief
New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger
Lawsuit filed on behalf of the New Georgia Project and individual voters challenging multiple aspect of Georgia’s voting procedures — including its failure to provide prepaid postage for mail-in ballots, Election Day receipt deadline, voter assistance ban and lack of standards for notifying voters about incomplete absentee ballot applications — for posing an undue burden on the right to vote generally and particularly during the 2020 general election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district court extended the ballot receipt deadline, but denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction as to their other requests. The state defendants appealed this order to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which stayed (paused) the district court’s injunction extending the ballot receipt deadline. The parties dismissed the case.