Groups siding with the New Georgia Project, which says it has obtained voter registration forms for more than 86,000 new voters, filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp and five Georgia counties over some 40,000 forms which it says haven’t been processed and don’t show up in a list of people who are waiting processing.
The suit was filed Friday afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court. Politico quotes New Georgia Project leader Stacey Abrams as saying,
“We hoped litigation would not be necessary, but with early voting beginning next week, eligible Georgians are dangerously close to not being allowed to vote in this election,” said state Rep. Stacey Abrams, founder of Third Sector Development, NGP’s parent group. “All eligible registrants should be processed immediately; provisional voting is not an acceptable option,”
The Secretary of State’s office claims it is following the law. In previous statements, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has said that all of the applications have been delivered to the appropriate counties for processing.
Advance In Person voting starts on Monday, and continues through Halloween.