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Georgia NAACP Files Lawsuit Against State's Republican-Backed Voting Bill, Alleges Rights Violations

On March 25, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law Bill SB 202, a new voting law with restrictions that even US President Joe Biden has referred to as “Un-American.” Georgia’s NAACP chapter, along with other state-based organizations, took action against the bill this week in the form of a lawsuit.

The Georgia NAACP filed a lawsuit on Monday that claims the state’s new voting restrictions included in the Election Integrity Act are a violation of the First, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

The suit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, with backing from the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, League of Women Voters of Georgia, GALEO, Common Cause, and the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe.

The lawsuit, which was brought against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and members of the State Election Board, challenges implementation of the signing of the SB 202 bill, believing that it was intended to and will disproportionately affect the rights of Black voters and other voters of color.

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