Georgia

Georgia
Georgia

Impact

Georgia Fulton County Voter Purge Challenge

Schmitz v. Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

Appeal of decision by Fulton County to deny request to purge over 14,000 voters from the rolls.

Active Cases

Georgia Ballot Inspection

Favorito v. Cooney

Lawsuit filed in response to an Open Records Request seeking to inspect ballots cast in the 2020 general election.

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Georgia Muscogee County Voter Challenge

Majority Forward v. Ben Hill County

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Majority Forward and individual voters against Muscogee and Ben Hill County Boards for challenging over 4,000 voters ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs.

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Georgia Election Contest (Coffee County)

Still v. Raffensperger

Election contest seeking to decertify the election results for both Coffee County and the entire state of Georgia.

Active Cases

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Fulton County)

New Georgia Project v. Cooney

Lawsuit challenging Fulton County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

Impact

Georgia Runoff Election Challenge #4

Georgia Republican Party v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by Georgia Republican Party, NRSC, the Perdue and Loeffler campaigns and three voters seeking to prohibit people who voted for a candidate for Senate in the 2020 election in a different state from voting in the January 5th runoffs and to segregate all ballots cast by voters registering to vote between November 4, 2020 and December 7, 2020.

Active Cases

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Paulding County)

New Georgia Project v. Willis

Lawsuit challenging Paulding County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

Active Cases

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Clarke County)

New Georgia Project v. Evans

Lawsuit challenging Clarke County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

Active Cases

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Bibb County)

New Georgia Project v. Kaplan

Lawsuit challenging Bibb County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

Impact

Georgia Runoff Election Challenge #2

Twelfth Congressional District Republican Committee v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed against the Secretary of State, the State Election Board, and the Richmond County Board of Elections challenging the early processing of absentee ballots, use of unattended drop boxes, and signature verification processes.

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Georgia Runoff Election Challenge

RNC v. State Election Board

Lawsuit filed by the RNC challenging poll watcher access and the use of ballot drop boxes ahead of the January 5th runoff elections in Georgia.

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Georgia Certification Challenge

Pearson v. Kemp

Lawsuit filed by Republicans seeking to de-certify Georgia’s election results.

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Georgia Election Law Contest

Wood v. Raffensperger

Election contest filed by a right-wing group seeking to nullify the presidential election results in Georgia and further block the state from certifying the results so that the Georgia General Assembly can appoint electors.

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Georgia Democratic Counties Election Challenge

Brooks v. Mahoney

Lawsuit filed by voters in Georgia claiming election officials included illegal Presidential Elector results. The challenge seeks to to stop the certification of presidential election results from certain counties.

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Georgia Absentee Ballot Counting Chatham County

In re: enforcement of election laws

Lawsuit brought by the Trump Campaign and the Georgia Republican Party attempting to stop the counting of absentee ballots in Chatham County, Georgia.

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Georgia Absentee Ballot Immaterial Omission

Martin v. Crittenden

Successfully represented a congressional campaign and a voter as intervenors in a challenge to Gwinett County’s rejection of absentee ballots for missing immaterial information.  After the 2018 mid-term elections, we challenged Gwinett County’s policy of rejecting absentee ballots cast for missing dates of birth, addresses, and signatures in violation of the Civil Rights Act, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments, particularly given that a neighboring county did not reject such ballots outright. The court granted our request to stop the rejection of the ballots for missing or incorrect birth years, finding that it violated the Civil Rights Act, but denied the request as to other categories of missing information.

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Georgia Absentee Ballot Rejection

Georgia Dem Party v. Raffensperger

Sued and obtained favorable settlement against Georgia’s failure to ensure that voters receive prompt notification of their rejected absentee ballots in time to cure a missing or mismatched signature, and to Gwinnett County’s deficient absentee ballot envelope design. Georgia law requires that election officials reject absentee ballots for missing or mismatched signatures on absentee ballot envelopes, but until this settlement failed to provide any uniform standards for notifying voters of the alleged signature defects. In addition, Gwinnett County’s absentee ballot envelope design included text that is barely legible and difficult to understand.