(PM) — A judge says a legal challenge against Georgia’s election system from a group founded by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams can move forward.
Previously, the federal lawsuit was filed in November, weeks after Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.
During the campaign, Abrams and supporters accuse Kemp of meddling in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Kemp was the state’s top elections official in 2018. He forcefully denied the allegations.
The lawsuit alleges Georgia election officials mismanaged the 2018 election and deprived some citizens of their constitutional right to vote.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones on Thursday rejected a request by state officials to dismiss the lawsuit.
He wrote that a recently passed law amending some of the state’s election processes doesn’t make the lawsuit irrelevant.