Kemp Faces Voter Purge Lawsuits in Georgia

Atlanta Progressive News

Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is currently facing at least two lawsuits related to his voter purging practices in the lead-up to the November 2018 General Election.

At a press conference on Tuesday, October 02, 2018, members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Rainbow-PUSH Coalition, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, and the New Georgia Project announced their plans to join Greg Palast, an investigative journalist, to file a federal lawsuit against Kemp.

In addition, a second lawsuit filed on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in federal district court by the Campaign Legal Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, challenges some 53,000 voter registration applications that have been held up in Kemp’s office to due a mis-match.

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Kemp has said that those 53,000 Georgians are on a “pending” list and are eligible to vote on November 06, 2018.  The 53,000 were first reported by the Associated Press.