The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a Washington group, has filed a federal lawsuit to change the rules of the game in the Georgia special election to replace Tom Price. The outside interests continue to invade Georgia in an attempt to have Democrat Jon Ossoff elected in Georgia’s 6th district. As usual, the alt-left Democrats will attempt to find a Federal judge to get for them what they cannot get at the ballot box. The lawsuit should not have a standing based on they fact that the runoff with Karen Handel is an extension of the Special Election, not a new election in and of itself.
As Written By Erick Erickson for The Resurgent:
It is a standard rule in American election law for just about every single state that has runoffs. There is a voter registration deadline before the first round of the election and if there is a runoff only the people registered before the first round can vote in the runoff. Democrats and Republicans have abided by this rule for years. But with Jon Ossoff failing to vote his Ossoff into office last Tuesday, it no longer works for Democrats.
They have filed a federal lawsuit demanding new voters be allowed to vote in the runoff.
The suit really is without merit, though they may find an Obama appointee to treat it seriously. Runoffs are legally considered to be extensions of the first round. Consequently, registered voters who have not already voted can vote and people who voted in the first round can vote. But people who are not registered do not now get to register to vote.
The suit says that Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires states to allow anyone to vote in a federal election if they register at least 30 days before that election. Georgia, however, allows people register…
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