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Litigation

 

Democratic Party of Georgia v. Crittenden

Case Information

Date Filed: November 11, 2018
State: Georgia
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Provisional Ballots
Current Court: U.S District Court Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:18-cv-05181)

Issue:

Whether Georgia unlawfully rejected absentee ballots due to insufficient information in the elector oath; whether Georgia counties must treat provisional ballots cast by voters in a another county the same as provisional ballots cast by voters within the wrong precinct in the same county

Status:

Complaint filed 11/11/18. Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 11/12/18. Preliminary Injunction granted in part filed 11/15/18.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Steven F. Huefner

The Perils of Voting by Mail

Steven F. Huefner

Anecdotal evidence of fraudulent absentee ballot harvesting in North Carolina in last month's midterm election already demonstrates the need for greater vigilance in how states conduct voting by mail, whether or not North Carolina ultimately must rerun the election for its 9th Congressional District.

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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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