IV. Legal Updates
California: A Ventura County man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voter fraud charges for voting twice, once by his own absentee ballot and the second time by the absentee ballot of his recently deceased father-in-law. He was given three years’ probation and ordered to pay $1,000.
Georgia: The Georgia NAACP has filed a federal voting rights lawsuit against elections officials in Sparta and Hancock counties to stop what the organization argues is an illegal purging of African American voters.
Also in Georgia, a voting rights case in Fayette County that was set to begin November 16 has been postponed.
New Hampshire: It was revealed this week that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the City of Concord for possible federal law violations for not providing accessible voting machines to people with disabilities.
Utah: A federal judge upheld part of a Utah law overhauling how political parties nominate candidates on Tuesday, but he struck down a provision that would have forced parties to allow unaffiliated voters in primary elections.