Our Challenge to Georgia’s New Election Law (SB202)
In the wake of the passage of Georgia’s SB202 law, we must do our part to work to dismantle this legislative weapon against basic democratic principles, election integrity, and election security. During mid-April, Coalition for Good Governance will file a lawsuit to challenge several parts of the new law that have not been covered in the other essential recent federal lawsuits by voting rights organizations. Our wheelhouse is election security, election technology, citizen oversight and transparency of elections. Our claims will primarily focus on those areas, leveraging our expertise. No one lawsuit will remove all of the dangerous parts of SB202, nor will any pending federal legislation. Numerous cases from varying perspectives and plaintiffs are essential to take down this democracy-destroying new law.
Our legal team will include attorneys who have represented Coalition for Good Governance in our successful lawsuits to
- stop arbitrary rejections of mail ballots (2018),
- ban the use of paperless voting machines (2019),
- require paper pollbook backups (2020—under appeal by State), and
- change ballot scanner settings for greater accuracy (2020—under appeal by State).
Our Curling v Raffensperger case to ban the new touchscreen voting machines continues in federal court with important rulings from Judge Totenberg in October 2020 concerning the security risks of the voting system. Discovery will continue in the case this spring and summer. Dr. Alex Halderman recently reported to the Court in a sealed declaration that the security risks of the system are considerably greater than had been initially assumed. As well, his conclusion is that the new touchscreen system is even more vulnerable than the previous touchscreen system banned by the Court as unconstitutional.
We at CGG continue the battle for election integrity and election security on legal battlegrounds that few others attempt because of the technical and legal complexities. We are proud of our track record and encourage your support of our ongoing efforts. None of the management of the Coalition receive any remuneration. Donations go only to cover our litigation support expenses and modest compensation for our analyst and interns. Please see our Donate page.