Election officials in a suburban Atlanta county have reportedly rejected hundreds of absentee ballots just weeks before the midterm elections, sparking legal challenges from voting rights advocates.
The Post noted that the ACLU filed a lawsuit against state and local election officials over this issue on Tuesday.
It remains unknown why Gwinnett County, Georgia's second-largest county, is rejecting the most absentee ballots in the state.
But voting rights advocates have told the newspaper that a new law regarding information citizens must provide may have caused the problem.
Nonetheless, Stephen Day, the chairman of the county elections board, has said that the board is looking into the matter.
In addition, a spokeswoman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told the Post that his office is investigating the problem related to rejected ballots.
But Kemp's office has pushed back hard against the accusations, saying that Abrams and other groups were playing political games. »