by Damjan Tutarkov
A Georgia federal judge on Monday ordered election officials in two counties to stop removing thousands of voters from voter rolls a week before the all-important Senate runoffs in the state.
The ruling: Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner — the younger sister of former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams—argued the two counties improperly used unverified information pertaining to changes of addresses to remove over 4,000 voters from rolls.
The two counties in question are Muscogee County, where president-elect Joe Biden won in November, and Ben Hill County, which President Trump won by a landslide.
Gardner’s decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by Majority Forward, a progressive group that states its goal as “fighting to take back GOP-held state legislative chambers and safeguard the future of our democracy.”