Judge Orders State to Discontinue Use of Present Election System

Halsey Knapp and Adam Sparks of Krevolin & Horst, along with Morrison & Foerster, are counsel to a group of Georgia voters who have challenged the constitutionality of Georgia’s election system.

On August 15, 2019, the federal judge presiding over the case ruled that the voters and their co-plaintiffs are substantially likely to succeed on their claims and are at risk of irreparable harm, and ordered the State to discontinue use of Georgia’s present election system after 2019. The Court also ordered the State to take immediate steps to implement a pilot program and backup system of hand-marked paper ballots, which Krevolin & Horst’s clients have argued are necessary to secure Georgia’s elections, and to take other measures prior to trial to secure Georgia’s voter registration database and other components of its system.

You can read the order of the Court below. News coverage is available here and here.