A Federal Judge in Georgia declined to block portions of the recently passed Georgia election law;
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U.S. District Judge Jean-Paul “J.P.” Boulee wrote in his decision that he wouldn’t “change the law in the ninth inning”
- Eight federal lawsuits are currently challenging the law, including one brought by the Department of Justice, arguing the legislation discriminates against Black voters.
- In challenging parts of the law, activists argue it criminalizes standard election observation activities and could intimidate voters, and that the tighter absentee ballot deadline makes it “virtually impossible to request an absentee ballot for a runoff,” according to ABC News.