A federal judge appointed by former President Obama has rejected failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s attempt to prevent the purge of over 120k inactive Georgia voters from state voter rolls.
11alive reports a U.S. District Court judge has denied an injunction filed by Stacey Abrams-led Fair Fight Action that would have prevented the removal of more than 120,000 inactive voters from state rolls.
Judge Steve Jones made the decision citing that the 11th Amendment of the Constitution and the “principals of sovereign immunity” didn’t permit a federal court to enjoin a state to follow a federal court’s interpretation of state laws.
He also denied the injunction claiming that the plaintiffs “failed to show a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the ‘no contact’ provision violates the First and Fourteenth.”
According to the prediction markets of PredictIt, Abrams is currently tied with Kamala Harris for most likely 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com