Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Organization Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Officials is Going to Trial Next Week

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More than three years after Stacey Abrams filed a suit against Georgia officials for election mismanagement, the lawsuit is going to trial on Monday, CBS News.

Abrams announced that she will not run for governor of Georgia in 2018, and instead plans to challenge the state’s handling of the election process.

That November, her organization Abrams’ Fair Fight Action filed a suit alongside Care in Action — a nonprofit that advocates for domestic workers — that alleged that state officials “grossly mismanaged”Voter suppression in Georgia, particularly for low-income residents and people of colour, resulted from the election.  

CBS reported that Fair Fight works to promote voting rights in America and support progressive candidates. The PAC has raised more $100 million over its existence. 

Fair Fight collected statements of people who claimed they had difficulty voting and asked a federal court to rule that Georgia’s election processes were in violation of the U.S. Constitution. “purging”A list of eligible voters from the voter rolls. “use it or lose it”policy, the state’s “exact match”According to the outlet: voter registration rules; insufficient numbers of voting machines at precincts; and lack of adequate training for election officials.

“Since the start of this lawsuit, we have highlighted real voters and their challenges because we believe that is one of the most effective ways to demonstrate the barriers in Georgia’s elections system,”CBS spoke with Cianti Stewart Reid, Fair Fight executive director. 

Abrams’ 2018 competition was Brian Kemp, a Republican, then-secretary of state.

Abrams believed Kemp was exploiting his position of chief election officer in Georgia to participate in voter suppression. Kemp denied this, the outlet reports. 

The original lawsuit demanded a complete overhaul in the state’s election system. Since then, the scope has been narrowed after some of the allegations were addressed by the state — including plans to replace old voting machines — and others were dismissed by the court for being irrelevant, according to CBS. 

CBS says Abrams is the only Democrat running for governor, and she will be running against Kemp again if he wins in his primary.

It is currently unclear if the changes would affect elections this upcoming year if U.S. District Judge Steve Jones sides with Abrams’ Fair Fight.

CBS reported that Jones and other federal judge have been reluctant to modify rules in the last minute. The Supreme Court has repeatedly stated that federal judges should not alter existing rules. “on the eve of an election.”Lawyers representing the state claim that the claims cannot be denied “are not supported by the evidence.”