State of Georgia

Georgia Voting Machines Challenge

Curling v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by Coalition for Good Governance, an organization that bills itself as supporting “election integrity and election security,” against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) challenging the use of electronic voting machines in Georgia. The plaintiff alleges that the use of Direct Recording Equipment (DRE) voting equipment violates the fundamental right to vote by failing to protect against the threat of intrusion and manipulation by failing to “provide a reasonable and adequate method for voting by which Georgia electors’ votes would be accurately counted” because DRE ballots are “counted electronically and cannot reliably prevent or detect errors.” The plaintiff requests a judgment stating that the use of electronic voting machines violates the Georgia Constitution, 14th Amendment and Georgia election law and requests the prohibition of the DRE system. 

Over the course of the several years of litigation, issues with Coffee County’s election administration have come to light, including prudent information about the Trump campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election by gaining access to voting machine data.

STATUS: Trial ended in this case on Feb. 1, 2024. A decision in this case is still pending.

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