A judge in Georgia has ruled that counties can offer early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff election.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Cox Jr. made the ruling Friday after hearing arguments. Fox 5.
The campaign of Senator Raphael Warnock, the Democratic Party of Georgia, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee all sued the state of Georgia, arguing that Secretary of State Brad Raffinsperger “misread” and “cherry-picked” the state’s election law. “What
The plaintiffs have said in their lawsuit that the state ban on opening polling places after the holiday applies to general elections and primaries, not runoffs. Democrat Sen. Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will be on the ballot in the December runoff election.
“Based on the court’s decision, the counties may provide early voting on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Further, the defendant is prohibited from interfering with the counties’ efforts to provide early voting on Saturday, November 26, 2022.” is,” Cox Jr. In his opinion.
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In a statement after the ruling, Raffensperger said Warnock and Democrats are trying to change election laws in the state.
“Senator Warnock and his Democratic Party allies are trying to change Georgia law before the election based on their political preferences,” Raffensperger said. “Instead of muddying the waters and pressuring the county to ignore Georgia law, Senator Warnock should allow county election officials to continue preparing for the upcoming runoff.”
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Warnock’s campaign and the state Democratic Party said in a statement that the decision was a victory for voters.
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“Allowing early voting on Saturday is a win for every Georgia voter, but especially for workers and students who will have a greater opportunity to make their voices heard in this election. We look forward to the counties’ announcement.” That they will give Georgians the opportunity to vote. Their ballots on Saturday, November 26,” the statement said.