No Action Taken in Missing Voter Lawsuit

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher declined to order any remedies in the “missing voter” lawsuit brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. That group had filed the suit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp and five Georgia counties, claiming that some 50,000 voter registration applications had been submitted but not processed. Two of the counties, Chatham and DeKalb reached a separate agreement with the committee, which left Clayton, Fulton and Muscogee counties as defendants.

While the group was hoping for remedies including the hiring of additional staff to process applications, the judge wasn’t sure what more could be done. According to the AJC,

“What does the law require that they haven’t done?” Brasher asked during the hearing. “That’s what I’m a bit fuzzy about here.”

It seems like this may bring an end to the ongoing controversy that started in September after the New Georgia Project submitted thousands of registration applications and Secretary Kemp subpoenaed the group as part of an investigation into fraudulent applications.