A federal judge on Monday ordered two Georgia counties to reverse a decision removing thousands of voters from the rolls ahead of Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine which
Fed Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner — the sister of former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams should have recused herself from deciding the #Georgia case involving her sister. S Abrams under voter fraud investigations. Sister ruled in favor of Stacy Abrams not #Georgia pic.twitter.com/qfezkZmlP4— beenewsdaily (@BeeNewsDaily) December 29, 2020
political party controls the U.S. Senate.
Some advocates, alone with Stacy Abrams said in 2018 that the state has lost their trust. The 2018 gubernatorial race was dominated by questions of voter suppression and, in particular, voter purging. Then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), who refused to recuse himself as overseer of the election, defeated his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams by the narrow margin of about 55,000 votes. The current US Senator runoff on January 5th is a major election and depending on voter turnout.
In 2017, sister Stacy Abrams called then Secretary of State Kemp “a remarkable architect of voter suppression,” and after her defeat she founded Fair Fight, the voting rights organization that challenged Georgia’s latest purge which is currently under investigation–in connection with the alleged voter fraud and voter corruption in Georgia’s 2020 Presidential Election.
“Georgians should not lose their right to vote simply because they have not expressed that right in recent elections,” Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo said in a statement. “Georgia’s practice of removing voters who have declined to participate in recent elections violates the United States Constitution.”
According the the Judge’s order filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the counties seemed to have improperly relied on unverified change-of-address data to invalidate registrations.
“Defendants are enjoined from removing any challenged voters in Ben Hill and Muscogee Counties from the registration lists on the basis of National Change of Address data”, Gardner wrote in the order. The judge is the sister of Democratic activist Stacey Abrams, who lost a race for Georgia governor in 2018.