Civil Rights Groups Sue to Expand Opportunity to Register for Key Congressional Runoff

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Three weeks ago, as early voting began in the nationally-watched congressional special election in Georgia's 6th District, lawyers representing the state chapter of the NAACP notified the secretary of state that Georgia's voter registration law could bar persons from legally participating in a runoff election, in violation of federal law.

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  • James Atlanta

    How ironic, a bunch of lawyers from Washington DC go to bat to change the voting requirements to help a 30 year old candidate with no credentials who doesn‘t live in the district he is running in and can‘t even vote for himself. And I thought all politics was local.

  • Catherine Stanford

    There is still a concept called "personal responsibility" in play here. These voter registration rules have been in place for years now, available for all to see. As for new residents, they should have registered to vote as soon as they moved into the district - not waited. OH, wait... maybe the democratic candidate in the run-off should have followed this advice. Just saying.

  • Timi

    it is counterintuitive that the same set of people that argues for unlimited money in campaigning because, according to them, money equals participation, argues, on the other hand, to limit participation. High school students that turned 18 years old in the last few months and new Georgia residents that moved to Georgia in more than 6 months ago are shut out of voting.

  • Thinks

    Summary - The GOP is suppressing voters AGAIN!!!!!!!

  • Tim

    Summary: Help! The Democrats need to be able to illegally register more voters so that they can get this clown with no relevant experience who is inexplicably backed by millions of dollars elected! Change the law so we can make that happen!

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