11th Circ. Turns Down Ga. GOP's Absentee Ballot Suit

Law360 (December 21, 2020, 10:20 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision Sunday and denied the Georgia Republican Party's attempt to change the state's absentee ballot acceptance process ahead of a contentious Senate runoff election.

In a seven-page, unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel ruled that the suit filed by the campaigns of Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler cannot be brought against Georgia's Secretary's of State or the state's election board because Peach State elections are run at the county level.

The panel continued that the GOP's request for an injunction — which sought to modify Georgia's signature-verification process for absentee ballots —...

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