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Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger Blast DOJ Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Integrity Law

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger pushed back quickly on Friday to the Department of Justice announcement earlier in the day that it had filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia, Secretary of State Raffensperger, and the Georgia State Election Board in federal district court alleging the intended purpose of the state’s Election Integrity Act of 2021 is to disenfranchise black voters, a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

M. Spencer Green, File/AP Photo

Pennsylvania GOP State Senator Wants 2020 Election Audit

A prominent Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate said on Monday he wants a full audit of the 2020 election in the state, similar to the ongoing Maricopa County audit ordered by the Arizona State Senate.

In this file photo, an electoral worker organizes vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Election Department in Miami, Florida on October 19, 2020. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images)

Palm Beach County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Claims ‘No Legal Obligation to Immediately Return’ $1.3 Million to Zuckerberg-Funded CTCL

Minutes before the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a complaint on Wednesday that, if granted by the court, would require the Palm Beach County, Florida Supervisor of Elections to return an estimated $1.3 million in unspent funds from a grant the county received from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Technology in Civic Life (CTCL) in October 2020, Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link claimed in a letter to PILF she has “no legal obligation to immediately return outstanding funds to the CTCL.”

Palm Beach County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link

Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Election Integrity Bill into Law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) signed an election integrity bill on Tuesday that will limit the number of absentee ballots automatically mailed out by cleaning up voter lists and removing those who have not voted in the past two election cycles.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a panel at the National Governors Association 2018 winter meeting on Feb. 24 in Washington. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo