State of Georgia

Georgia Fulton County Certification Challenge

Adams v. Fulton County Board of Elections and Registration

Lawsuit filed by Fulton County Board of Elections and Registration member, Julie Adams (R), against the board’s director, Nadine Williams, challenging Adams’ duty to certify election results. Adams refused to certify the results of the county’s primary elections on May 21, 2024. Adams argues that the board of elections has violated state law because as an election official, she must have access to all information about the voting process in order to verify the results. Adams also argues that as a member of the board of elections, she is not duty bound to certify election results and has the discretion to withhold her certification until her demands are met. Adams asks the court to make the board of elections provide her the data and affirm that she can refuse to certify election results.

Adams filed her complaint on May 22, 2024. The Democratic National Committee and the Fulton County Republican Party filed motions to intervene on May 28 and June 4, respectively.

STATUS: On June 11, 2024, the judge assigned to this case recused himself. Litigation is ongoing.

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