This segment from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah features Christine Jordan, whom we first encountered when she was blocked from voting in Georgia in 2018, and LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter and plaintiff in our lawsuit to compel the state of Georgia to restore 198,000 wrongly purged Georgia voters to the rolls before the Jan 5 runoff election.
Christine Jordan, who is the 94-year-old cousin of Martin Luther King Jr., has been casting her ballot at the same voting center in Atlanta since 1968. She held civil rights meetings in her home and has never missed an election in 50 years. But when Jordan went to vote in 2018, she was told there was no record of her ever voting in any election. Her story is far from unique.
LaTosha Brown of Black Voters Matter joins co-plaintiffs Barbara Arnwine of the Transformative Justice Coalition, C.K. Hoffler of Rainbow PUSH and the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) in suing Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State of Georgia. The lawsuit, filed days before the Dec 7 Georgia voter registration deadline, aims to reinstate 198,000 Georgia voters who were purged from the state’s voter rolls on the grounds they’d moved when evidence uncovered by experts working with the Palast Investigative Fund found these individuals had in fact not moved from their original voter registration address.