Georgia voting law likely helps Republicans but it’s no sure thing

Republicans lauded Georgia’s new voting law, but Democrats are already organizing to crush it in court while working to ensure the GOP effort backfires in the 2022 elections.

Democratic litigation attorneys from Perkins Coie, known for successfully representing then-candidate Joe Biden and other Democrats in court during the 2020 presidential election cycle, filed a lawsuit against the legislation on behalf of three Democratic activist organizations. They claim the law’s measures amount to voter suppression and violate the 14th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Rick Hasen, a chancellor’s professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law,
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