Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All Georgians Get to Vote

Great news in Georgia:

(CNN) -- Georgia must allow thousands of people whose citizenship was questioned by the state's new voter verification system to vote in the upcoming election, a panel of federal judges ruled Monday.

The court ruling means 4,500 people in Georgia will be able to vote November 4 despite being flagged.

The court ruling will affect about 4,500 people in Georgia who had been "flagged" by the new voter verification system and faced being denied a chance to vote November 4.

It could also affect more than 50,000 other registered Georgia voters also flagged by the new system because of mismatches in their personal identification information, such as discrepancies in addresses.

The three-judge panel also ordered Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel to inform all the flagged voters that they can vote.

In spite of the law which says that you cannot purge votes within 90 days of an electionour Republican SecSta felt in necessary to do so anyway. A lawsuit was filed and the courts decided on the Constitution instead of the Republican effort to steal the vote in Georgia.

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