ATLANTA — Today, Fair Fight Action responded to Judge Steven C. Jones’ order scheduling a February 7, 2022 trial in Fair Fight Action et al. v. Raffensperger et al.:
“On February 7, the voices of Georgia voters that were silenced by an unconstitutional and racially discriminatory system will be heard in a federal trial,” said Lauren Groh-Wargo, CEO of Fair Fight Action. “Despite the Secretary of State’s multi-year attempt to delay and dismiss Georgia voters’ day in court, their day in court is coming soon. We look forward continuing to share the stories of the unconstitutional barriers they have faced resulting from the malfeasance and deliberate indifference from the Secretary of State.”
Fair Fight Action et al. v Raffensperger et al. is to our knowledge the first voting rights case to go to trial in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in more than a decade. In addition to Constitutional claims, the Court also will hear Plaintiffs’ Section 2 Voting Rights Act claim. To date, Fair Fight Action’s litigation has resulted in the restoration of more than 22,000 Georgians to the rolls, key changes to Georgia election law passed by the General Assembly, and continued public awareness about the impact of Georgia’s unconstitutional system of conducting elections.