Of all the voter restrictions laws being enacted across the country in Republican-led states it was Georgia’s own voter suppression laws that drew the most ire. The law is being challenged in court partly because it encourages state takeover of local elections. This article is by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Here is an excerpt:
An election integrity organization sued over Georgia’s voting law Monday, challenging provisions that allow state takeovers of local elections, shorten absentee ballot deadlines and change absentee ID requirements.
The case is the seventh federal lawsuit trying to throw out parts of the voting law. It was filed by the Coalition for Good Governance, five county election board members and several voters
The lawsuit opposes allowing the State Election Board to replace county election boards after performance reviews. A temporary county election superintendent appointed by the majority-Republican board would have broad authority to certify elections, fire staff, decide on voting locations, spend tax money and set policy.
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