State of Georgia

Georgia Voter Suppression Law (DOJ)

United States v. Georgia

Lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Georgia challenging voter suppression law Senate Bill 202. The complaint alleges that the law — which, among other provisions, shortens the absentee ballot request timeline, adds new restrictions for drop box locations and criminalizes “line warming” to help voters waiting in line — was enacted with the intent “to deny or abridge the right of Black Georgians to vote on account of race or color” in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Republican National Committee (RNC), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Georgia Republican Party intervened in the case to protect S.B. 202.

STATUS: 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.

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