In a lawsuit filed in Georgia, three advocacy groups are asking a federal judge to reinstate nearly 200,000 voters for the January runoff race for the state’s two senate seats in Congress. The American Civil Liberties Union released a report after investigative journalist Greg Palast found out that most of the 300,000 people purged had not changed their addresses and that more than 195,000 were purged for no reason.
According to AtlantaDailyWorld, the A.C.L.U. in Georgia said that the voters who were removed were young voters, people who live in low-income communities, and people denied the right to vote in the past.
The head of Black Voters Matter, LaTosha Brown, says the issue is voter suppression.
“It’s been a voter suppression,” Brown stated during a press conference. “Massive voter suppression.”
Democrats are looking to win the two senate seats so that the Democrats will have control of the senate. The runoff races are unpredictable, seeing Republican senator David Perdue against Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican senator Kelly Loeffler against Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock.
Georgia’s voting system implementation manager, Gabriel Sterling denied the allegations.
“I’m going to go with no,” Sterling said. “Frankly, I’ve not seen or heard of this lawsuit yet.”