State of Georgia

Georgia Voter Suppression Law (Gwinnett County)

Whiteside v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by the solicitor general of Gwinnett County, Georgia challenging the line-warming provision of Georgia’s omnibus voter suppression law, Senate Bill 202, which bans any non-poll worker from giving food or drink, including water, to voters waiting in line to vote. The solicitor general argues that this provision is overbroad because it “lacks the criminal elements of both intent and harm” and therefore, as solicitor general, he would be commanding law enforcement to follow an “unlawful order.” The suit asks the court to prohibit this provision from being enforced. The Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee and Georgia Republican Party moved to intervene in the case to protect S.B. 202. The case was dismissed after the plaintiffs failed to properly serve the defendants.

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