Democratic Party files suit over absentee ballots
The Democratic Party of Georgia has filed suit against the Superintendent of Elections for Dougherty County over absentee ballot issues with the November 6 elections.
According to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the United Stated District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the DPG allege that a judicial injunction, a state holiday and then a natural disaster—prevented Dougherty County from coming even close to meeting its statutory deadline for providing absentee ballots to electors.
This led to a violation of Georgia law and an undue burden on the rights of Dougherty County voters according to the DPG.
The DPG is requesting that an order and judgment instructing the Superintendent of Elections for that County that all absentee ballots received by Dougherty County that are postmarked by November 6, 2018, and are received within the three-day period following the election, if proper in all other respects, shall be valid ballots and shall be counted and included in the certified election results.
The full lawsuit can be read below: