Judge rules against delaying Georgia's June 9 primary again
ATLANTA — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to postpone Georgia’s July 9 primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten leaves the primary date unchanged, with in-person early voting set to begin Monday.Batten wrote that elected Georgia officials have the authority to decide how to run elections — not the courts.“The framers of the Constitution did not envision a primary role for the courts in managing elections, but instead reserved election management to the legislatures,” Batten wrote in a 12-page order afte...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Civil rights groups seek to block lawsuit and avoid a purge of Pennsylvania voter rolls
PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights groups asked a federal court Monday to let them defend against a lawsuit over voter rolls in the Philadelphia suburbs.The lawsuit was brought two weeks ago by Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group known for its public-records requests and litigation. The group claims Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties have failed to properly remove voters who have become ineligible. It seeks the removal of an unspecified number of voters according to unspecified criteria.“Lawsuits like these are designed to force counties to pull eligible voters off the rolls, and that’s j...
The Philadelphia Inquirer