Sixth Lawsuit Filed Challenging Georgia Suppression Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sixth lawsuit against Georgia voter suppression law Senate Bill 202 has been filed. The Advancement Project National Office filed the complaint on behalf of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Concerned Black Clergy, Mijente, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Faith in Action and a coalition of churches on Tuesday alleging that the law, which was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in late March, violates the 15th Amendment by imposing undue burdens on the right to vote.
This suit is the sixth to be brought since the passage of the bill last month. The first, New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger, was filed the day Kemp signed the legislation, and alleged that the multiple provisions in S.B. 202 that make it harder to vote violate the 14th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. S.B. 202 imposed new voter ID requirements for absentee ballots, limited drop box usage, banned the distribution of food or drink to voters in line at the polls and much more. You can read the full bill here.