Judge allows Saturday voting in Ga.’s Senate runoff after Warnock suit

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ATLANTA — A Georgia judge ruled that early voting can take place on a Saturday in the highly watched Senate runoff election between Democratic incumbent Raphael G. Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.

In a ruling Friday afternoon ruling, Judge Thomas A. Cox Jr. found that a provision of Georgia’s election code cited by the secretary of state’s office as barring Saturday voting “does not specifically prohibit counties from conducting advanced voting on Saturday, November 26, 2022, for a runoff election.”

The court further noted that “there is an absence of settled law on this specific issue” in Georgia but that the intent of the state legislature was “obvious” in omitting any specific reference to a runoff election in the law.

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The ruling is a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates, who had argued that the laws in question were vague and did not apply…

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This article was written by Matthew Brown and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com