When we first reported that handing a slice of pizza to a voter waiting three hours in a line is now a felony in Georgia, other media ate it up (forgive me my puns). But there are greater horrors than pizza prohibition hidden in the 95 pages of Georgia’s new… READ MORE
I can’t make this up. The state of Georgia passed a law this week, HB 531, that outlaws handing out pizza slices and water to voters waiting for hours to vote.
But Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger objected to the law because, he said, his office had already ruled that pizza… READ MORE
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no hero. Since the release of the tape in which Raffensperger is heard resisting Donald Trump’s bullying attempts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, the Georgia politician has been portrayed as a defender of democracy. The record says otherwise.… READ MORE
Democracy Now! airs our report on vote theft in Georgia, narrated by Debra Messing, and speaks with activist LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and the co-plaintiff in our case against Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger … READ MORE
Stealing Georgia: Raffensperger is No HeroThe Real Story of Jim Crow Tactics in the Senate Runoff Race
Despite the hype, an investigative report released today reveals Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no hero defending democracy from Trump. Rather, in this investigative film Raffensperger is exposed for using vote suppression Jim Crow tactics — even misleading a federal court to keep… READ MORE
News has been that GA’s Sec. of State, Brad Raffensperger, bravely stood up to Trump’s claim of voter fraud in the 2020 election and continues to do so now that Georgians are heading to the polls to decide a crucial runoff election that will decide who controls the Senate. Journalist Greg Palast exposes what’s… READ MORE
The importance of the January 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia cannot be overestimated. They will determine which party controls the Senate, with vast ramifications for economic policy, climate change, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, judicial nominees, and much more. The purging of nearly 200,000 registered voters from the voting rolls in Georgia could spell the… READ MORE
[Cobb County, Georgia] “They didn’t cut one White polling site!”
Barbara Arnwine was livid about this fluorescent violation of both Georgia and Federal voting rights law, a subject she teaches at Columbia University. “All the polling sites they cut were in Black and Brown neighborhoods,” said Arnwine, Founder of … READ MORE
Black Voters Matter, Palast Hit Georgia with New Lawsuit NoticeReturn of 198,000 illegally Purged Voters to Rolls
Friday Dec. 18 [Atlanta] — Representatives for Black Voters Matter were joined by a victim of Georgia’s voter purge and a group of leading voting rights attorneys to confront Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, with a demand to return wrongly purged voters to rolls — or face a new … READ MORE
ATLANTA – Dec. 16. In his ruling in Black Voters Matter et al. v Raffensperger, Federal District Court Judge Steve Jones denied the Plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction in the case, but strongly encouraged the Parties to meet to address what the Court acknowledged were discrepancies between Plaintiffs’ expert lists and the Secretary of State’s list. At issue are the close to 200,000 Georgians that Plaintiffs maintain have been improperly… READ MORE
Now that Donald Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud have been summarily dismissed by the courts, perhaps some attention can be paid to the true threat to free and fair elections: systemic and massive voter suppression. Voter suppression, not voter fraud, could have critically important effects in Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the… READ MORE
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 … READ MORE
Today, Fred Gray turns 90. He has joined the legal team for Black Voters Matter et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State of Georgia — a lawsuit to restore 198,000 wrongly purged Georgia voters to the rolls.… READ MORE
A federal judge heard arguments Thursday from voting rights groups that are challenging the removal of what they said were hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from Georgia’s voting rolls last year.
U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones did not make a ruling Thursday but said he would… READ MORE
Responding to Trump’s bogus claims, they put voter suppression on the back burner.
An investigation for the ACLU by journalist Greg Palast found that… READ MORE
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. The case alleges … READ MORE
Look out! The Georgia Secretary of State has said that a county can challenge your right to register to vote if you haven’t also registered a car in Georgia. No way. This is completely illegal, a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. And they know darn well… READ MORE
Black Voters Matter has filed a federal lawsuit alleging Georgia’s current secretary of state improperly removed nearly 200,000 voters from the rolls. Those voters “were purged illegally” ahead of the 2020 election and almost certainly affected the results, says Albright. “At the end of the day, this election … should not have even been close.” … READ MORE