Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

October 29, 2014 5:32 PM " Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher S. Brasher denying the writ of mandamus filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of Third Sector Development, the parent organization of the NGP, the national NAACP, and the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP against the Georgia Secretary of State and three county boards of election. The ruling on Tuesday came on the heels of Friday’s hearing in which the judge heard arguments to require the Secretary of State and three county boards of election to promptly process voter registration applications submitted by eligible voters in time for them to cast a regular ballot in the midterm elections.

In his ruling, Judge Brasher said that the writ of mandamus was premature. But voter advocates say that urgency is essential "

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