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Lawsuits against Georgia’s new controversial voting law mount

Legal challenges against Georgia’s new law governing voting procedures are ramping up in earnest.

Six multicultural civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against the state Sunday night to block enforcement of SB 202, an omnibus bill signed last week by Gov. Brain Kemp that some argue suppress voting rights in the state. The plaintiffs, which include the Georgia NAACP, The League of Women Voters of Georgia, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Georgia Latino Community Development Fund, Common Cause, and the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe, say the new law targets the voting rights of Georgia residents of color and violates the U.S. Constitution the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The 56-page lawsuit names as defendants Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and members of the Georgia State Elections Board. Board members include Rebecca Sullivan, David Worley, Matthew Mashburn, and Anh Le. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and co-counsel Hughes, Hubbard & Reed filed the federal lawsuit.

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