[Fulton County] Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell, in a three-page order signed Monday, rejected claims by the Georgia’s Democratic Party and others that the voter ID law unduly burdens the right to vote. Campbell noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has already upheld Indiana’s voter ID law. The federal appeals court in Atlanta also has rejected a similar challenge to Georgia’s statute.
Georgia’s voter ID law “is an ‘evenhanded restriction’ designed to protect the ‘integrity and reliability of the electoral process,'” Campbell wrote. “It is reasonable, narrowly tailored and related to a legitimate and important state interest.”
“The denial of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s challenge to photo ID is a victory for the integrity of the State’s elections process. Photo ID helps to ensure that every vote cast in person is not cancelled out due to voter fraud,” said Secretary Kemp.
Meanwhile, the DPG will continue to search for an illiterate 134 year old woman living in a cave in north Georgia without any photo identification who shuns the world except on election day to prove that the law is not valid.