Federal Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner, Stacey Abrams’ sister, Georgia has ruled that a Georgia county can require some voters to cast provisional ballots with just five days left until election day.
Roughly 4,000 voters in Muscogee County are facing eligibility challenges. Judge Gardner originally issued a restraining order against the county against forcing the voters to use provisional ballots.
Now the judge has overruled her previous restraining order, allowing the county to force the potential voters to submit provisional ballots, Politico reports.
Gardner also ruled, however, that the eligibility of these voters cannot be challenged solely using the National Change of Address Registry.
“The challenge to their eligibility will not be sustained absent specific evidence of ineligibility,” she wrote. Read more…