Georgia Voting Rights Lawsuit Could Impact 2022 Elections

Filed by Fair Fight Action, the suit challenged state voting processes it said disenfranchised voters in recent elections.
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Georgia’s most significant voting rights lawsuit in decades wrapped up on Thursday, setting the stage for a federal court ruling that could impact the state’s closely watched election in November.

Filed by Fair Fight Action, the suit challenged state voting processes it said disenfranchised voters in recent elections. The case was a bench trial, meaning that U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones will decide the outcome. His decision is expected sometime this summer.

The case was initially filed in 2019 in the aftermath of the 2018 elections. The trial lasted 21 days and involved more than 50 witnesses. In closing arguments on Thursday, Fair Fight attorney Allegra Lawrence-Hardy said the state created a landscape that made voting more difficult, particularly for people of color and new American citizens. Read more.

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