In Georgia, Democrats have filed a lawsuit against the state government, demanding that they be given an extra day of early voting ahead of the runoff election for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
As reported by The Daily Caller, incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), the Georgia Democratic Party, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) have filed a complaint for an injunction with the Fulton County Superior Court.
The motion seeks to have early voting extended to Saturday, November 26th, as opposed to the currently-scheduled start date of Monday, November 28th; early voting will then conclude on Friday, December 2nd, thus allowing for the mandatory five-day period of early voting required by state law, prior to the election itself on Tuesday, December 6th.
“Illegal attempts to block Saturday voting are another desperate attempt by career politicians to squeeze the people out of their own democracy and to silence the voices of Georgians,” said Quentin Fulks, Warnock’s campaign manager, without any evidence. Early voting is currently prohibited on Saturdays if they are within two days of a holiday; the Saturday in question will be immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday.
“If recent elections prove one thing, it’s that voters expect candidates to focus on winning at the ballot box — not at the courthouse,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.), in response to the Warnock campaign’s lawsuit.
The Georgia Senate election is heading to a runoff due to both major candidates failing to achieve more than 50 percent of the initial vote. Warnock will face off against Republican challenger, football legend Herschel Walker. Although Democrats have already retained control of the U.S. Senate following the suspicious results in the Nevada election, the Georgia race will determine if the Senate remains a 50-50 split, or if the Democrats will gain a one-seat majority.