Category Archives: voter ID laws

State of Georgia, NAACP/CCGA Swap Motions in Voter Purge Case

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(APN) ATLANTA — A class action lawsuit filed on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in U.S. District Court alleges that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has continuously defied the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by continuing to enforce sections within the Georgia Election Code when they have been condemned by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ).   Common Cause Georgia […]

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State Rep. Scott Seeks Automatic Voter Registration in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) has introduced legislation calling for automatic voter registration in the State of Georgia, following in the footsteps of the State of Oregon and the State of California, which adopted similar measures in 2015.   It is a hard sell in a state that has been ground zero for voter suppression–Georgia pioneered stricter […]

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GALEO Challenges At-Large Voting in City of Gainesville


(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) is campaigning against the City of Gainesville’s current at-large voting process, which they argue violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by diluting the Latino vote.   Gainesville has five city council wards, another word for districts.  However, unlike districts in Atlanta, Fulton County, and DeKalb […]

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Bill to Restrict Early Voting in Georgia Passes House Committee (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Georgia House subcommittee and committee have both voted to approve a bill, HB 194, that would reduce early voting from 21 days to 12 days.   The Governmental Affairs Committee voted yesterday, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, to approve the bill.   The Election Subcommittee vited Monday, February 09, five to one to approve HB 194.  State […]

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Secretary of State Subpoenas Voter Registration Group, New Georgia Project

(APN) ATLANTA — On September 09, 2014, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, subpoenaed the New Georgia Project (NGP) and Third Sector Development, who have registered approximately 85,000 Georgians, consisting mostly of Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities. Kemp’s office claims that he issued the subpoena because of complaints of voter fraud, but others claim it is designed to […]

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(IPS) Activists Converge on High Court for Challenge to Voting Rights Act

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 26 2013 (IPS) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a challenge to the constitutionality of key sections of the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.  Numerous organisations are rallying in support of the VRA. Activists across the nation, including Dr. Charles Steele, CEO […]

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Norwood Nominated to Fulton County Elections Board

(APN) ATLANTA — Former Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large), who narrowly lost the 2009 Mayoral race to Kasim Reed, has been nominated by the Fulton County Republican Party to serve on the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. In a letter to Mark Massey, Clerk for the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, dated today, Friday, January […]

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(IPS) Voter Suppression Tactics Likely to Affect US Elections

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 5 2012 (IPS) – Voter suppression has reached new heights in the United States, analysts and experts say, as elected state officials have increasingly resorted to a new and growing generation of voter suppression tactics. Whether these tactics will tip the outcome of the presidential race […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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