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Voting & Elections 12.19.2020

Common Cause Georgia Statement on Voter Challenges

We are particularly mindful of votes cast by members of our military, military families and the diplomatic corps: these are people serving our country who maintain the right to vote even if they are not presently living in Georgia. In this important election, every valid vote must be counted – even if it has been challenged, and even if results take days to compile. 

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 11.10.2020

Statement of Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia — November 10, 2020

A record number of Georgia’s voters participated in this election, despite COVID 19. Just as in previous elections, the decisions of ‘The People’ must be respected and accepted. We need to move forward and ensure that the runoffs on December 1 and January 5 go as smoothly as possible. 

Voting & Elections 11.5.2020

Statement of Common Cause Georgia Executive Director Aunna Dennis – November 5, 2020

More than 4 million Georgians voted in Tuesday’s election. Those voters deserve to have their voices heard and their ballots counted.

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.

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