Brian Kemp’s Voter Suppression Tactics Take a Hit in Court
Advocates of full and unrestricted voting rights in Georgia won a significant victory in federal court on Friday that will give relief to more than 3,000 naturalized citizens who will now be able to cast a regular ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The ruling represents a defeat for both Brian Kemp — currently Georgia’s Secretary of State and the Republican gubernatorial nominee — as well as the controversial “exact match” law that he has used to suspend tens of thousands of voter applications this cycle.
U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor Ross, an Obama appointee in the Northern District of Georgia, issued a 36-page ruling granting the emergency injunction filed jointly October 19th by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Campaign Legal Center.
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