Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (AME Church)
Sixth District of the AME Church v. Kemp
Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Sixth District of the AME Church, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, Latino Community Fund of Georgia and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority challenging several provisions of Georgia voter suppression law Senate Bill 202. The case claims that the law’s voting restrictions — including new identification requirements for absentee voting, limits on the use of absentee drop boxes, invalidating ballots cast before 5:00 p.m. in the wrong precinct, banning any non-poll worker from giving food or drink, including water, to voters waiting in line and more — violate the 14th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Republican National Committee (RNC), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Georgia Republican Party intervened in the case to protect S.B. 202. The case was administratively closed after being consolidated with five others bringing similar claims against S.B. 202. All future filings and updates can be found in In re: Georgia Senate Bill 202.