Federal decide dismisses lawsuit aimed toward invalidating parts of Georgia’s new electoral legislation – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA – A federal judge has rejected a motion by a constituency to invalidate parts of Georgia’s new electoral law.

In May, the Coalition for Good Governance filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the state’s electoral committee to halt enforcement of portions of the newly passed electoral law, including: the “Watch Rule”, the “Watch Rule”, the “Watch Rule” . Communication Rule ”, the“ Tally Rule ”, the“ Vallot Application Rule ”.

“Freedom requires at least three essential things – unrestricted voting rights, freedom of speech and a meaningful separation of powers. This lawsuit is necessary to safeguard individual constitutional rights and the constitutional government against SB202’s attacks on these three pillars of freedom, ”the group said.

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Judge JP Boulee published his verdict on Wednesday afternoon, saying in part that the proposed injunction would change the administrative rules for elections already in progress.

Georgia House District 34 and District 156 have a special runoff election.

“The plaintiffs’ response that the state defendants are poorly prepared for the application of the new rules does not change the fact that the electoral administrators have prepared for the implementation of the challenged rules, have at least partially implemented them and are now dealing with a different set “The rules in the middle of the election,” wrote Boulee.


The Office of the Foreign Minister has submitted an opinion on today’s application.

“This is just another in a series of frivolous lawsuits against Georgia’s electoral law based on misinformation and lies. We will continue to meet them and beat them to court. “

In June, the Justice Department sued Georgia alleging that Republican lawmakers had carried out a major overhaul with the intent of denying black voters equal access to the polls.

“Where we believe that Americans’ civil rights have been violated, we will not hesitate to act,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday when announcing the lawsuit.