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Litigation

 

Brown v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: November 6, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Current Court: US District Court for The Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:18-cv-5121-WMR)

Issue:

By overseeing a gubernatorial election in which he is a candidate, did the Georgia Secretary of State violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as 42 U.S.C. 1983?

Status:

Complaint filed 11/6/18. Motion for TRO filed 11/7/18.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Steven F. Huefner

Counting Ballots Pursuant to Law is Not Stealing an Election

Steven F. Huefner

Our election systems are deliberately designed to require careful counting of many additional ballots for several days after unofficial results are announced on Election Night. Any effort to undermine this essential part of the vote counting process is antithetical to our system of representative democracy and irresponsible. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Orders that Individuals Flagged by Georgia Database Can Vote in Midterms

Ruling on the plaintiffs\' emergency motion, a U.S. District Judge ordered that individuals flagged for potential citizenship issues by a Georgia database can still vote in the midterms. The judge\'s order set forth specific ways these indivduals can vote. The case is Georgia Coalition for the People\'s Agenda v. Kemp.

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