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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:20 AM

Stacey Abrams' Allies Sue Georgia, Alleging an Unconstitutional Election System

Allies of Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who came up just short in Georgia’s gubernatorial election this month, sued the state on Tuesday, alleging that its election system violates the Constitution and federal voting rights laws.

The lawsuit cites an extensive list of voting problems in Georgia, including voter registration issues and Election Day snafus that prevented an unknown number of people from voting. It argues that the secretary of state and state board of elections systematically disenfranchised some voters and effectively disenfranchised others by creating conditions that made it harder for people of color to vote.

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The lawsuit asks a federal judge to force Georgia to change how the secretary of state and elections board administer elections in Georgia. The long list of requests include blocking the state’s current practice of purging infrequent voters from the rolls; ending the use of electronic voting machines without a paper trail; and ensuring that local election officials are properly trained so that inadequate equipment and misinformation do not not disenfranchise Georgia voters. The lawsuit doesn’t challenge the results of the November 6 election, which Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp by 1.4 percentage points.

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Although the lawsuit does not seek to change the results of this year’s election, it asks the federal courts to weigh in on whether an election like this one is legitimate, or whether the totality of problems amounts to an unconstitutional system.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/stacey-abrams-allies-sue-georgia-alleging-an-unconstitutional-election-system/


I hope they are successful. The only way to make sure that elections are fair is to start at the local and state level.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:09 AM

1. This is the right action to take.

May this have a positive impact on the illegal actions in Georgia.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:44 AM

3. It certainly seems that there was some shady stuff happening in Georgia.

Hopefully, shining a light on these practices and others, such as gerrymandering, will give us more confidence that election results are truly the will of the voters.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:11 AM

2. Hoping this gets it's deserved hearing

Could get VERY INTERESTING!!!!! Should be going on in ALL southern states i feel!!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 02:57 PM

4. motherjones comes through

Not much about this on tv, I'd bet.

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