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Georgia judge blocks vote to abolish the Glynn County Police Department
A Georgia Superior Court judge decided in a hearing held Friday that SB 38 and SB 509, which sought to allow voters to vote on a referendum to abolish the Glynn County Police Department, would not be allowed on the ballot.The Glynn County Police (More)
Federal appeals court sends Georgia ballot-access case back to lower court
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday remanded a case brought by the Libertarian Party of Georgia challenging the state's ballot-access law to the lower court for failing to address the constitutionality of the law.A judg (More)
Suits filed across US challenging mail-in voting obstacles
With an expected increase in mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, voter rights advocates have filed lawsuits across the country challenging existing obstacles in states' mail-in voting procedures.Challenges to mail-in voter restrictions h (More)
Federal judge allows purge of 98,000 voters in Georgia to continue
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia decided on Friday not to block Georgia from removing nearly 100,000 individuals from the state's voter rolls.In October, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a (More)
Federal appeals court rules Georgia's electronic voting system poses security risk
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursdayupheld a ruling that Georgia's electronic voting system poses a security risk and would potentially deny voters due process under the Fourteenth amendment.The plaintiffs brought an actio (More)
Georgia election procedures challenged in federal lawsuit
Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday calling for major reforms of the electoral process in Georgia.Plaintiffs argue that Georgia has had longstanding issues with voting rights, especially (More)
Georgia federal judge rules failure to count absentee ballots violates Civil Rights Act
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered that mail-in absentee ballots in Gwinnett County, Georgia, should be counted after they were originally rejected for an omitted or incorrect birth year.Under Georgia law, an eligible voter can request an absent (More)
Georgia federal judge orders delay on certification of election results
Judge Amy Totenberg of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled Monday that the state must delay certification of the election results pending consideration of provisional ballots cast due to flaws in Georgia's registration sy (More)
Marsy's law crime victim protections approved in 6 states
Voters in six states, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina and Oklahoma, voted on Marsy's law amendments, a model amendment that typically provides a set of constitutional protections for crime victims.The model amendment (More)
Georgia voters file emergency election lawsuit against governor candidate
Georgia voters filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia , seeking to halt Georgia's Republican candidate for governor and current Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, from overseeing the election in which he is (More)
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