Georgia voter ID lawsuit: Judge rules against Brian Kemp on Friday against Stacey Abrams

Georgia voter ID lawsuit: Judge rules against Brian Kemp on Friday against Stacey Abrams

Republican Gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

The "exact match" law flags that are found to have discrepancies, such as dropped hyphen, with other official identifications. Potential voters are allowed to settle the discrepancy by providing proof of identity.

But the state's procedures under Kemp, whose office oversees elections, stipulated that those who had been flagged as potential non-citizens will be cleared first by a deputy registrar when seeking to vote. In October, a coalition of civil rights groups sued him.

U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross ruled Friday that the procedures were likely to result in the violation of voting rights for a large group of people. She said Kemp's restrictions raised "grave concerns for the court about the differential treatment inflicted on a group of individuals who are predominantly minorities."

The initial injunction will be submitted to the state of the United Kingdom. passport or similar documentation and only to a poll manager. It thus signaled that the coalition of civil rights groups did not succeed.

Brian Kemp's exact match scheme, "said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, said:" With respect to Tuesday's election. Denoting the right to vote because of this discriminatory voter suppression effort. "

Kemp so what's to be said with a questionnaire.

The race between Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams has drawn wide national attention.

Kemp's actions have been scrutinized in the wake of a report from the Associated Press. He has stalled more than 50,000 registered registrations by disproportionately black voters under the state's exact-match requirements.

The action raised fears of voter suppression, these were made in a state that, like many others in the South, bears a painful legacy of anti-voting tactics at the black population.

Kemp's involvement in election procedures while a candidate also has drawn criticism. During a debate with Abrams, Kemp said he would not recuse himself in any election-related issues either.

The ACLU announced on Friday Kemp in a different voting rights case. It said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has denied its request to block a court order or that it required to be given due process before rejecting ballots for handwriting issues.

Kemp's campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Katie Byrd declines to comment. The state attorney general's office did not comment on it.

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