Stacey Abrams’ New Lawsuit Against Georgia’s Broken Voting System Is Incredibly Smart

Some still have no idea about all that Kemp did on voter suppression. This talks about a new lawsuit and gives some info about the voter suppression tactics.  And in Reuters it said there were “40,000 calls to a campaign hotline that documented problems at the polls”.  40k calls!  And how many didn’t call or just walked away?!

“The suit alleges these problems together violate the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. While not all of these claims require proof of intentional racial discrimination in voting, if the plaintiffs do succeed in proving intentional discrimination, a court will have discretion to put Georgia back under the federal “preclearance” for changes in voting rules that was in place before the U.S. Supreme Court killed the pre-clearance system in its 2013 Shelby County v. Holderdecision.”

“More importantly, it is smart to make an argument that the system cumulatively disenfranchises voters. Rather than focusing on one of the hurdles facing voters, this suit lays out all of the hurdles together. Voting should not be an obstacle course, but the lawsuit claims that’s exactly what Georgia has created through a combination of misfeasance and malfeasance.”

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/stacey-abrams-georgia-voting-rights-lawsuit.html

And here is another great story:

“The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, cited issues from sweeping purges of the voter rolls to shuttered precincts, voting equipment failures and late absentee ballots.”

“While Abrams was not named as a plaintiff, the lawsuit drew on more than 40,000 calls to a campaign hotline that documented problems at the polls, the plaintiffs’ attorney said.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia/us-voting-rights-trampled-in-georgia-governors-race-lawsuit-idUSKCN1NW2B8

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