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Wed May 19, 2021, 05:22 AM

Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

Source: Associated Press

Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

By KATE BRUMBACK
May 17, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

The lawsuit against the secretary of state and the members of the State Election Board was filed in federal court in Atlanta by county election board members, individual voters, election volunteers, nonprofit organizations and a journalist. It joins a half dozen other legal challenges, asking a judge to declare parts of the new election law unconstitutional and to prohibit the state from enforcing them.

“Liberty requires at least three essential things — an unfettered right to vote, freedom of speech, and the meaningful separation of powers,” the lawsuit says. “This lawsuit is necessary to preserve individual constitutional rights, and constitutional government, against the attacks that (the law) makes on these three pillars of liberty.”

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accused the Coalition for Good Governance, an election integrity advocacy group that is one of the plaintiffs, of spreading disinformation about the new law.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/georgia-laws-voting-rights-elections-voting-41a04d4eab2e40375ffbec4ad2a67094

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 05:44 AM

1. This is an important lawsuit in Georgia

Bradblog.com is the journalist

They (Georgia pols)are trying to make the work Stacey and others have been doing illegal

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Wed May 19, 2021, 07:41 AM

2. I believe in lawsuits

Seriously.

If we can't have both HR-1 and HR-4 - get this shit up to through the courts.

Maybe when The Predecessors SCOTUS appointments come right out and say "non whites can't vote" - Sinema can pull Manchin over the line.

She can't win without Latino and Indigenous Americans votes.

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