FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Stewart Bragg
Georgia Republican Party files suit to secure absentee ballots, enforce election laws
Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections to enforce Georgia election laws, secure lawful absentee ballots and prevent the unlawful counting of ballots received after the election.
Shafer tweeted earlier this afternoon that Republican observers in Chatham County had “watched an unidentified woman mix over 50 ballots into a stack of uncounted absentee ballots.”
“An unlawfully counted vote suppresses a lawful voter as thoroughly as if that voter was physically barred from voting at the polling place,” Shafer said.
New Georgia Project unsuccessfully sued to allow election officials in seventeen counties to violate state law and count ballots received after the election. The Georgia Republican Party filed an amicus brief opposing the suit.
A copy of the complaint is attached. Shafer said the Party planned to file suit in as many as a dozen counties.
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