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Black Voters Matter et al v. Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State
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Thurs, Dec 10, 2020 at 10:00AM ET
United States District Court Northern District of Georgia Atlanta division
Federal District Court Hearing: Justice Steve Jones to hear one-day trial of demand for injunction by Black Voters Matter et al v. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to immediately restore the registration of 198,000 voters wrongly purged from the rolls in Georgia.
Fred Gray (voting law legend, civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks and MLK JR, appearing 3 days before his 90th birthday)
CK Hoffler (President of the National Bar Association for Rainbow/PUSH),
Barbara Arnwine (Columbia Law Professor and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition)
Gerald Griggs (Lead Council and Atlanta-based legal) & Jeanne Mirer (New York)
LaTosha Brown (Lead plaintiff and founder of Black Voters Matter), Plaintiff
Lydia Camarillo (Founder of Southwest Voter Registration & Education Project), Plaintiff
Greg Palast, witness (Investigative Reporter who uncovered the voter purge)
Wm. Consovoy for the Republican National Committee (RNC)
On December 10, Federal District Court Justice Steve Jones will hear a one-day trial of demand for injunction by Black Voters Matter and others to restore immediately the registration of 198,000 voters wrongly purged from rolls. The lawsuit was filed last week with the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia Atlanta division (Case number: 1:20-cv-4869).
The case alleges that Secretary of State (SOS) Brad Raffensperger violated the National Voter Registration Act when he removed around 198,000 citizens from the voter rolls by claiming they had moved from the address listed on their voter registration. Joined by the Transformative Justice Coalition and Rainbow PUSH, Black Voters Matter et al v Raffensperger states that none of those citizens had moved.
This lawsuit is based on the expert reporting of The Palast Investigative Fund and the official report that was released on September 1, 2020 by the ACLU of GA.
In summary the state of Georgia has wrongly cancelled the voter registration of voters because they supposedly moved — but they had not moved. Specifically, the state said that thousands of voters had submitted postal Change of Address forms — but the Post Office says they did not. Additionally, Georgia — in violation of federal law — used an unlicensed contractor who used the wrong list. The National Voter Registration Act says the state must use a licensee of the US Postal Service — they did not.
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