Federal Judge Steve C. Jones, a Barack Obama appointee, is set to decide whether some 200,000 people purged from the Georgia voter rolls in 2019 can be put back on, allowing them to cast a ballot in the January 5 runoff election for two Senate seats.
The Law 360 website reported on the consequential case:
U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones said at the end of a three-hour hearing Thursday that he’ll decide “pretty quickly” whether to grant a request by four multi-state voter and civil rights organizations to re-register the purged voters. Voter registration for Georgia’s senatorial runoffs, which will decide the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans in the upper chamber, closed Monday.
Counsel for the plaintiff organizations verbalized the state did not follow federal law when it determined in 2019 that 313,243 voters should be abstracted because they had died or moved out of the jurisdiction in which they were registered to vote. The organizations verbally expressed their experts found through several system checks that 199,908 of those purged were likely still eligible to vote.
“If one person, if two people don’t have the ability to vote because they were wrongly purged, that’s one or two too many,” said Tricia P. Hoffler of The CK Hoffler Firm, an attorney for the organizations. “People died so we could vote.”
The left-wing groups seeking judicial intervention in the runoff include the Transformative Justice Coalition, Rainbow Push Coalition, Black “Voters” Matter Fund, and Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.
The groups sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on December 2, claiming breaches of the National Voter Registration Act and the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of voting rights.
Raffensperger gainsaid claims the leftist groups made and asked the court to dismiss the case because plaintiffs have no standing and that “to re-register purged voters from an out-of-date list would lead to duplications and associated quandaries in the January runoffs.”
“The groups verbally expressed Georgia failed to utilize a U.S. Postal Service licensee, of which there are 18 nationwide, to check the National Change of Address Registry in order to determine who should be dropped from registered voter rolls,” 360 reported. “This contravention of the Voter Registration Act led to the state’s second contravention for failing to maintain precise and current voter lists, the plaintiffs alleged.”
The organizations — all of which want far-left Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to beat Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler — additionally verbalized the Georgia law that verbalizes registered voters have to vote to be kept on the voting rolls is unconstitutional.
Jeanne E. Mirer of Mirer Mazzocchi & Julien PLLC, an attorney for the organizations, verbalized their complaint was largely predicated on a report published on September 1 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia and inscribed by California-based herald Greg Palast.
A federal judge in #Georgia is considering whether virtually 200,000 people purged from the state's registered voters list in 2019 should immediately be integrated back so they can vote in the Jan. 5 runoff elections for two U.S Senate seats. – via @Law360 https://t.co/f0RaFo8JTv
— Greg Palast (@Greg_Palast) December 10, 2020
Palast is an anti-President Donald Trump activist who authored the book How Trump Stole 2020 – The Hunt for America’s Vanished Voters.
The ACLU reported Palast hired address verification firms to check the denominations and registered addresses of the 313,243 purged Georgia voters, which found virtually 200,000 had “likely” not moved nor died.
But an attorney for Raffensperger, Bryan P. Tyson of Taylor English Duma LLP, verbally expressed Georgia contracted Total Data Technologies Inc. to check its registered voter list against data from Anchor Computer Inc., a Postal Service licensee, and that no laws were infringed.
“Tyson verbalized the state publicized the voter purge list in 2019 in order to give those who were still eligible to vote time to register afore the next election,” Law 360 reported. “He verbally expressed for the plaintiffs to bring claims a year later and after the commencement of the election process for the Jan. 5 runoffs was impecunious judgment, and that transmuting the voter rolls now would inequitably burden the state’s election officials, who had been working ‘day and night’ for weeks to get it right.”
“Early voting commences in four days, and as of right now that prejudicial impact [on the state] is astronomically immense,” Tyson verbalized. “Ultimately, we have a stale kineticism masquerading as an emergency.”
The case is Transformative Justice Coalition et al. v. “Raffensperger,” case number 1:20-cv-04869, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
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