Georgia elections chief probing DOJ's contact with outside groups

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) filed a records request Thursday seeking communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 62 different groups involved in protecting voting rights. The Freedom of Information Act request comes as the Justice Department in June sued the state over a controversial new law imposing a number of restrictions on voting that critics say would impede Black voters. The unusual request asks for communications with Stacey Abrams, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Common Cause, Campaign Legal Center and other groups that have separately sued over the Georgia law.

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