Group File Voting Rights Suit GA Election Law

SEVERAL GROUPS SUING GEORGIA OVER VOTING RIGHTS

(CNN) – Several civil rights and voting organizations have joined in a lawsuit challenging a Georgia voting law.

The lawsuit claims Georgia law cuts off voter registration for federal run-off elections two months earlier than guaranteed under federal law.

At stake is the heated race for the U.S. House seat that was held by Tom Price.

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel face off in the runoff election on June 20th.

Under Georgia law, anyone who wasn’t registered in time for the primary election cannot register to vote in the June election.

The lawsuit claims the Georgia law violates section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act.

Which requires states to allow voters to participate in any election for federal office as long as they register at least 30 days ahead.

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