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Georgia Election Officials Are Sued Over New Voting Rules

  • New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter Fund challenge law
  • Suit is one of first against rules taking shape across U.S.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger 

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger 

Photographer: Brynn Anderson/AP
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Georgia’s elections chief was sued by a group of nonprofit civic organizations that claim a new voting law signed Thursday by the state’s Republican governor will make it harder for minorities to cast ballots.

The lawsuit, against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, is one of the first challenges to a wave of voting restrictions taking shape in state legislatures across the country. It was filed late Thursday, right after the law passed, by groups including the New Georgia Project and the Black Voters Matter Fund.