Federal Judge Refuses to Block Georgia Election Law

No imminent constitutional harm, the judge said.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee refused to block a new election integrity law in Georgia from taking effect. He said a request for a preliminary injunction failed to show imminent constitutional harm and would disrupt upcoming elections in the state.

“The Court is not persuaded by Plaintiffs’ argument for a bright line exception to Purcell because they have alleged First Amendment harm. Plaintiffs have not provided authority, nor is the Court aware of any, that would support this interpretation of the law,” the Northern District of Georgia judge stated in an 11-page ruling rejecting the challenge raised.

The judge also wrote that he was not inclined to “change the law in the ninth inning” when Georgia has runoff elections for seats in the Georgia State House planned for later this month, stating, “The risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election… outweigh[s] the alleged harm to plaintiffs at this time.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For citizens of Georgia as they go to the polls later this month for state legislative elections.
  • For discernment for federal judges as they hear cases regarding voter and election laws.

Sources: Just The News, NBC News


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