Federal Judge, Upholds 2018 Georgia Voting Law Rules Against Stacey Abrams-Backed Group

By Ken on
 October 3, 2022
By Ken on

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, ruled against the remaining claims in Fair Fight Action’s lawsuit filed, in the weeks after Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly lost to now-Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race.

According to a copy of the 288-page court decision shared by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Jones, found that-

“although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the Constitution nor the VRA (Voting Rights Act),”

-U.S. District Judge Steve Jones

An affiliate of the Abrams-founded PAC, Fair Fight Action (FFA) , claimed in its 2018 lawsuit numerous “serious and unconstitutional flaws in Georgia’s election process” related to absentee ballots, voter registration, and voter list management, alleging certain voting practices in the state disenfranchised racial minorities.

However, According to the Journal, many of the claims had already been thrown out over the last four years, including claims related to “long lines, voting machines, inadequate poll worker training, ballot rejections and large-scale voter registration cancellations,” .

Essentially, one of the claims left hanging in the balance from the FFA suit, was that the state’s “exact match” voter registration policy disproportionately affected black voters. Judge Jones disagreed with them, as he wrote-

 “Here, plaintiffs have not provided direct evidence of a voter who was unable to vote, experienced longer wait times, was confused about voter registration status.”

-U.S. District Judge Steve Jones

Following Abrams delivering a notorious non-concession speech, after her loss to Kemp in 2018, the lawsuit stated that the-

 “the state failed its voters,” “democracy failed Georgia,” and “this is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper.”

-2018 Fair Fight Action Lawsuit

Abrams accused Kemp of suppressing votes to achieve his victory, however acknowledged in the speech that Kemp would be certified governor. Last year, Kemp signed into law the state’s high-profile, Election Integrity Act, despite vehement opposition from Abrams, other prominent Democrats, and their corporate allies. Using words, the governor repeated often, as the bill made its way through the legislature, Kemp added in his statement Friday-

 “In Georgia, it is easy to vote and hard to cheat – and I’m going to continue working to keep it that way.”

-Gov. Brian Kemp, GA

Abrams tried to use Jones’ ruling as a reason to elect her in her a rematch this November against Kemp, stating,

“This case demonstrates that the 2022 election will be a referendum on how our state treats its most marginalized voices.”

-Stacey Abrams, (D) Former Gubernatorial candidate

In a statement, Fair Fight Action lamented the ruling, saying that while the four-year legal battle resulted in many “significant pro-voter developments,” the group was “nonetheless disappointed by the Court’s decision.”

Governor Kemp said in a statement of the court ruling that, Abrams, a well-funded national figure - floated as a Democrat presidential contender, has-

 “from day one … used this lawsuit to line her pockets, sow distrust in our democratic institutions, and build her own celebrity.”…adding “Judge Jones’ ruling exposes this legal effort for what it really is: a tool wielded by a politician hoping to wrongfully weaponize the legal system to further her own political goals,”

-Gov. Brian Kemp, GA

One Blogger commented-

“The Left doesn't want a Republic; they want a democracy which provides no protections for political minorities. The founders created a union of sovereign states, not a union of individuals. This is why we have an electoral college and why we once had senators appointed by the states. The founders understood one thing is certain: a tyranny of the majority is no less a tyranny than a tyranny of one.”

-WellRedMan, Breitbart Blogger

“Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.”

-John Lewis
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