The efforts to suppress voters were at the heart of the Georgian governor, between the Republican and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams, Democrat candidate, who wants to be the first African-American governor in US history.
A federal judge has just ruled against Mr. Kemp by suspending his controversial "exact match" policy that jeopardizes the voter registration of several people. Mr. Kemp claimed that the policy was enforced and undertaken only to enforce Georgian law to stop voter fraud.
Nearly 50,000 postal votes were initially rejected in Gwinnett County alone, before another judge intervened and ruled against this electoral board.
The directive would have labeled all these ballots as "pending" if the registration did not match the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration. However, these records are often not updated in time for elections.
The ruling now allows these voters to regularly issue ballots when they provide citizens of the US with proof of US citizenship.