“Georgia voters suing for paper ballots win appeal to 11th Circuit”


A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a judge’s ruling that said Georgia’s electronic voting system poses a “concrete risk” to secure elections.

The decision from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allows the voting system lawsuit to move forward. 
The plaintiffs, who are election integrity advocates and concerned voters, want U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg to switch Georgia’s statewide voting system to hand-marked paper ballots

Totenberg ruled in September that the plaintiffs will likely succeed in the lawsuit, but she denied their request to immediately switch to paper ballots so close to November’s midterm elections.

You can find the unanimous per curiam opinion by Judges Pryor, Rosenbaum, and Moore at this link. “As set forth below, we affirm in part and dismiss in part because the State Defendants are neither entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity nor legislative immunity and their standing arguments are not yet reviewable. “

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