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Fri May 31, 2019, 02:05 PM

Voting Discrimination Case Filed By Abrams Organization Can Continue, Federal Judge Rules.

A sweeping lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and mismanagement in Georgiaís 2018 elections can move forward, U.S district judge Steve Jones ruled Thursday.

The lawsuit was filed by Fair Fight, an organization created by former Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams. It cites issues that came up in the Georgia midterms, like polling place closures, voter purges, poor training, and registration issues.

Abrams lost the governorís race to Republican Brian Kemp by about 55,000 votes.

Kemp was Georgiaís top election official at the time. He faced accusations of restricting voting access for people of color, which he denies.

Lawyers for Georgiaís current Secretary of State, Republican Brad Raffensperger, argued there isnít any evidence of discrimination, and they told judge Jones that an election reform law Kemp signed in April makes the case moot.

But the judge appeared to disagree, and he wrote in an order that Abramsí organization, Fair Fight, had presented evidence of people being denied the right to vote.


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