Stacey Abrams is likely to lose (again) in her race against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, with polls consistently showing Kemp ahead by 6-8 percentage points.
Still, she has made it her life’s mission to undermine election integrity laws in Georgia and across the country in an attempt to turn the state blue.
Abrams filed a lawsuit in 2018 after she lost the Georgia Governor’s election, alleging that basic election integrity laws like voter ID and citizenship checks were racist and part of a voter suppression scheme.
On Friday, a federal judge ruled against Fair Fight Action, the election group that Abrams’ founded, saying that voter ID laws and citizenship checks are constitutional and do not violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
The ruling is a major victory for election integrity laws across the country that will be crucial to secure the 2022 midterm elections and future elections.
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A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia’s election integrity practices requiring voter ID and citizenship checks are legal and constitutional, rejecting arguments of racism and voter suppression from the state’s Democrat nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, just weeks before Election Day.
U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, an Obama appointee, issued the ruling, after a lengthy trial, handing a major victory to Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who aggressively defended the state’s election integrity laws from a legal assault by Abrams voter group Fair Fight Inc. and other liberals.
“Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the VRA,” Jones ruled in a 288-page decision. “As the Eleventh Circuit notes, federal courts are not ‘the arbiter[s] of disputes’ which arise in elections; it [is] not the federal court’s role to ‘oversee the administrative details of a local election.’”