“Voting Rights Advocates Vow to Continue Fight Against Kemp Despite Dismissal”

Daily Report:

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is cheering a federal judge’s dismissal of a voting rights lawsuit filed against him by the Georgia NAACP and Common Cause, but his opponents say he’s celebrating too soon.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. of the Northern District of Georgia granted Kemp’s motion to dismiss in a March 17 order. Kemp released a statement Tuesday saying he “applauds Judge Batten’s order,” particularly the holding that “the maintenance of accurate voter rolls is a substantial government interest.”

 The fight is over the Georgia law that allows the state to remove people from the rolls if they haven’t voted recently and don’t respond to a mailed verification request.

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