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Pandemic Disrupts Georgia Voters’ Bid for Paper Ballots

Law360

10 Aug 2020

David Cross, John Carlin, Lyle Hedgecock, Mary Kaiser, and Robert Manoso were mentioned for their pro bono representation of the Coalition for Good Governance and Georgia voters in Law360’s coverage of recent developments in their suit over the state’s electronic voting system.

In the most recent update, the voters and election advocates lost their bid to have the voting system replaced with paper ballots when U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ruled that the plaintiffs’ request relied on information rendered obsolete by the coronavirus pandemic, and that the case can’t keep pace with the challenges arising from the pandemic.

According to David, the plaintiffs will file a new preliminary injunction motion in the coming weeks to ensure reliable elections this fall, and will support the new motion with fresh evidence obtained through expedited discovery.

“It’s never too late to require elections that comply with the constitution and don’t disenfranchise voters or reward interference from the likes of Russia,” David said. “It’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t some last-minute effort – we’ve been seeking this relief since last October.”

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