Senate runoff in Georgia at center of fresh GOP lawsuits

Senate runoff in Georgia at center of fresh GOP lawsuits
David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Trying to avoid a repeat of Nov. 3.]

Republicans have filed a flurry of lawsuits over voting procedures in Georgia, ahead of a Jan. 5 runoff election that that will determine control of the U.S. Senate.

The suits seek to rein in rules put in place to expand voting access during the pandemic, including the use of drop boxes and checks on mail-in ballots, as well as increasing access for party observers to watch ballot counting.

The suits mirror many of the efforts that were rejected before the presidential election last month. They come as Republican attempts to upend the results continue to be denied in state and federal courts. Georgia is also one of four states being sued by Texas over changes to its election procedures, in a case currently awaiting action from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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