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Voting & Elections 12.3.2020

Today’s Hearings on Elections: Common Cause Georgia Responds

More than a thousand Georgians have died of COVID since November 3rd. But rather than focusing on the crisis, our state Senate spent today rehashing the November election.

Voting & Elections 11.19.2020

Audit Results Announced: Common Cause Georgia Responds

Georgia’s voters have made their decision. It’s time to honor that decision. It’s also time to ensure that our county elections officials have the resources they need to fulfill their responsibilities in the next two elections. 

Voting & Elections 11.13.2020

Statement by Common Cause Georgia Executive Director Aunna Dennis — November 13, 2020

We urge Secretary Raffensperger’s office to find a way to provide the additional resources that are critically needed by county elections offices.

Voting & Elections 10.12.2020

Court clarifies that voting must be able to continue uninterupted if voting machines fail, declines to prescribe amount required

In an amicus brief filed in the long-running Curling v. Raffensperger lawsuit, Common Cause asked United States District Judge Amy Totenberg to require paper ballots equal to 40% of registered voters at each polling site. That number was based on projections of ballot usage during peak voting times, so voters would be able to vote at their polling place even in cases of voting system failures lasting three hours. In a decision issued tonight, Judge Totenberg declined to require a specific number of paper ballots.

Voting & Elections 10.1.2020

Common Cause Georgia, the Brennan Center ask Federal Judge to Require More “Emergency” Paper Ballots

Common Cause Georgia, represented by the Brennan Center for Justice, today took legal action to ensure voters would not be denied the right to vote in the November election, even if voting machines fail.  

Voting & Elections 09.28.2020

Today’s Federal Court Ruling – Common Cause Responds

Federal District Court Justice Amy Totenberg today issued a ruling requiring the Georgia Secretary of State and local elections officials to ensure that polling places use paper backups of electronic poll books in the event of electronic pollbook failure. "Judge Totenberg’s order is a victory for voters and for the integrity of our elections. Common Cause Georgia has been working to improve our elections infrastructure for years...."

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