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Leftist Lawsuit Claims Minorities Too Ignorant to Sign their Own Names

'It never ceases to amaze me the extent liberal groups will bend and twist to undo common sense election security measures...'

(John McCann, Headline USA) Georgia is once again in the crosshairs of leftist lawfare operatives over its elections.

Activists groups, led by former Clinton lawyer Marc Elias, are challenging the Georgia State Election Board over the state’s newly enacted signature requirements for absentee ballots, Just the News reported.

According to Georgia’s election integrity law, “absentee ballot applications must be signed with pen and ink in order to be valid, which is commonly referred to as a wet signature requirement.”

This means that the ballots cannot be signed electronically.

Elias and the leftist plaintiffs claimed these provisions hamper the ability of low-income minorities to vote—implying that signing their own names could be prohibitively complicated to the point of violating their civil rights.

The lawsuit, filed in the federal district court, asserted that voters “who rely on absentee ballots and lack access to printers, scanners, or fax machines” may be disenfranchised as a result of Georgia’s “arcane rules and administrative traps.”

Andrea Hailey– the CEO of Democrat get-out-the-vote organization Vote.org, also claimed that, “the ability to complete and sign applications electronically significantly expands registration opportunities for many voters of color who might have limited access to printers or mailing facilities, or those who otherwise need assistance to register.”

Critics contend, however, that Democrats and other bad-faith actors can abuse the current system—enacted after a March 2020 settlement in a previous lawsuit waged by Elias and anti-integrity activist Stacey Abrams—to fraudulently register ineligible voters.

The Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger has dismissed the current lawsuit as “frivolous.”

“It never ceases to amaze me the extent liberal groups will bend and twist to undo common sense election security measures,” he said, according to Just the News. “They tried to get rid of signature requirements before and failed, and they’ll fail again here.”

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