Judge who is the sister of Stacey Abrams blocks voter roll purge in 2 Georgia counties

Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner, the sister of former candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams has ordered the reversal of a move that would purge 4,000 voters from the voter rolls in 2 counties ahead of the Jan 5th election.

According to Politico, Judge Abrams “concluded that the counties appeared to have improperly relied on unverified change-of-address data to invalidate registrations in the two counties.”

The report adds “the bulk of the registrations that the counties sought to rescind, more than 4,000, were in Muscogee County, which Biden won handily in November. An additional 150 were from Ben Hill County, which Trump won by a wide margin.”

Democratic Party attorney Marc Elias called the decision a “blow to GOP voter suppression.”

He added “We continue to monitor how other Georgia counties respond to the suppression scheme. Where necessary, we will sue and we will win.”