K&H Partners Complete Federal Trial on Georgia Election Security

K&H partners Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. and Adam M. Sparks recently concluded a month-long federal trial of their clients’ voting rights claims. In 2018, K&H began representing Georgia voters who sought to vindicate their due process and equal protection rights to cast an accountable vote in person. Plaintiffs argued that Georgia’s election system violates their constitutional rights because it compels them to use electronic ballot-marking devices that neither allow them to verify nor provide constitutionally sufficient election security and cybersecurity to assure that their votes are cast as intended and counted as cast. State election officials defended the constitutionality of the election system, emphasizing evidence concerning costs, logistics, and physical security procedures against Plaintiffs’ evidence and claims.

Our team worked hard to represent these voters at trial along with David D. Cross, Mary G. Kaiser, Ramsey W. Fisher, Matthaeus H. Martino-Weinhardt, Aaron H. Scheinman, and Benjamin E. Campbell of Morrison Foerster LLP and Christian G. Andreu-von Euw of The Business Litigation Group PC. K&H is grateful to its co-counsel and experts at trial and over several years preceding trial for their excellence in representing the interests and claims of their tenacious and brave clients.

Accounts of this important trial frequently appeared in the media. One such local article appears here: ‘Nightmarish’ or simple switch? After voting machine trial, a federal judge’s decision may lead to Georgians using paper ballots.

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