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.
— Lawyers’ Committee (@LawyersComm) October 11, 2018
So black Georgians are affected by this registration hold-up at a rate more than double their prevalence in the population… as Brian Kemp oversees his own election.This is outrageous enough that it seems almost impossible that the courts will allow this to stand. pic.twitter.com/T4v41A1MlO
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 11, 2018
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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