October 14, 2018

Georgia and Kemp Sued to Reinstate 53,000 Blocked Voter Registrations

70% of the blocked registrations are black voters.

By Xena Jardin / 10.11.2018

Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act and The National Voter Registration Act.

Here’s the lawsuit [PDF].

The Lawyer’s Committee For Human Rights tweeted this afternoon, “We have just filed a lawsuit against Brian Kemp to end #Georgia’s exact match law, which has put as many as 53K voter registrations on hold ahead of the #MidtermElections.”

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