Judge’s ruling focuses Georgia voting rights lawsuit on purges
A federal judge has narrowed the focus of a sweeping 2018 lawsuit filed by voting rights activists in Georgia alleging multiple issues with the state’s voting laws. The judge has limited the lawsuit to focus primarily on the state’s voter purge law. The judge threw out claims about voting machines, voter list security, polling place closures, and inadequate resources, arguing that changes in the law since 2018 and a lack of standing by the plaintiffs have made those claims irrelevant. A trial could be held later this year.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.