AJC: Judge declines to halt Georgia’s voter screening
A federal judge on Thursday declined to order the state of Georgia to stop verifying the citizenship of registered voters with a statewide database.
U.S. District Court Judge Jack Camp turned down the request for a temporary restraining order from civil rights groups representing a Cherokee County man.
Camp said that while he was turning down that request, the court “is not foreclosing the possibility of some form of future interim relief.” He noted that a three-judge court will hear arguments over Voting Rights Act claims next Wednesday.
J.L. Edmondson, chief judge of the federal appeals court in Atlanta, recently appointed the court’s three judges: Camp, U.S. District Judge Bill Duffey and Judge Stanley Birch of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The lawsuit alleges that the state’s screening process violated both the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The groups argued that the process amounted to a systematic purging of voter rolls only a few weeks before the Nov. 4 elections.
The lawsuit was filed against Secretary of State Karen Handel, who has defended the practice, saying the state is simply following federal election laws
AJC: Long-time voters also being checked by Georgia
So get this - If Georgia was SELECTIVE in their screening - they would be said to be "racially profiling". So instead the state is more EXPANSIVE with their citizenship screening and now they are said to be ATTEMPTING TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE.
I am convinced that some of the very same people that ask for "GOVERNMENT transparency" in the voting process to insure the integrity of the voting process don't give a damn about the INTEGRITY OF THE VOTING PROCESS when it comes to confirming that qualified individuals are voting.
There are some things that will never be settled. It takes a judge with a certain amount of reasoning to make an objective decision - as it relates to THE LAW and decide accordingly.