Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 39 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 11/28/18

Abrams' New Voting Rights Org -- Fair Fight Georgia -- Files Suit

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Author 1833
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Greg Palast
Become a Fan
  (67 fans)

From Greg Palast Website


Charges Kemp "grossly mismanaged" election and "unconstitutionally purged" Georgia's voter rolls.

Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams
(Image by (From Wikimedia) The Circus, Author: The Circus)
  Details   Source   DMCA

Stacey Abrams, who refused to officially concede defeat in her bid for Governor, filed suit today [Nov. 27] in federal court in Atlanta charging the entire election process was hopelessly tainted. Abrams, who has formed a non-partisan voter protection organization, Fair Fight Georgia, cites, among other racially biased attacks on the rights of citizens to vote, the wrongful mass purge of voters by Secretary of State Brian Kemp -- who was Abrams' opponent and the presumptive winner.

The suit states Kemp: "grossly mismanaged an election that deprived Georgia citizens, and particularly citizens of color, of their fundamental right to vote."

The complaint charges that Kemp: "unconstitutionally purged the rolls of nearly 10 percent of Georgia's registered voters."

It goes on to say that: "Kemp purged hundreds of thousands of voter registrations under the 'use it or lose it' policy. Many of these purged voters had not moved, had not died, and had not been convicted of a felony. The registration information for these voters remained accurate; the Secretary of State simply deemed them no longer eligible to vote because, after not voting for a few years they failed, one time, to return a postcard." (See full complaint.)

The Palast Fund will make available to the Court the list of 340,134 Georgia voters our experts have determined were, without question, wrongly purged from the voter rolls. This purge list, obtained by the Palast Fund through a lawsuit against Kemp, includes Christine Jordan, the 92-year-old cousin of Martin Luther King Jr.

Abrams' co-plaintiff is State Sen. Nikema Williams. Williams was arrested in the State Capitol, then strip-searched, for standing with constituents during a legally permitted protest of the blatantly bent election. (See our exclusive interview with Senator Williams for SalonTV.)


Must Read 1   News 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Greg Palast Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Greg Palast's investigative reports appear in Rolling Stone, the Guardian and on BBC Television. His latest film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, on how Donald Trump stole the 2016 election, is available on Amazon. Palast is Patron of the Trinity (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

UAW Files Charges Against Romney for Auto Bail-Out Profiteering

Placebo Ballots: Stealing California From Bernie Using an Old GOP Vote-Snatching Trick

Aaron Swartz Died For Piers Morgan's Sins

TrumpCare dies, XL flies -- and the secret winner is...

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

GREECE'D: We Voted 'No' to slavery, but 'Yes' to our chains

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: