Fulton County judge dismisses attempted voter roll purge

Fulton County Judge Dismisses Attempted Voter Roll Purge

Lawsuit Sought to Force Elections Board to Convene Hearings Challenging the Eligibility of Over 14,000 Voters

Today, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick dismissed an emergency lawsuit seeking to purge 14,000 voters from the rolls before November’s general election. Two Fulton County voters had asked the court to force the Fulton County Election Board to convene challenge hearings and purge the voters. Judge Barwick agreed that the voter purges requested by the lawsuit would violate the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, as voting rights advocates represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law had argued in a motion to dismiss filed last Wednesday.

The litigation, Schmitz v. Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, was filed in Fulton County Superior Court. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, filed


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