“Federal judge weighs lawsuit over Georgia voting problems”


A lawsuit asking a judge to correct problems with Georgia’s elections reached a packed federal courtroom Monday, where election officials argued that the case should be thrown out because a new state law could solve issues with voting machines, voter registration cancellations and election security.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones didn’t immediately rule on the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed by allies of Democrat Stacey Abrams in the days after she lost last year’s election for governor to Republican Brian Kemp.

Jones questioned the state’s argument that a recent overhaul to election laws invalidates the lawsuit, which accuses the government of managing a broken system with unreliable voting machines, incorrectly canceled voter registrationsand many other obstacles to voting.

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