Georgia is being sued for the second time this year over its handling of voter records, this time by a group seeking more information from Secretary of State Brian Kemp about how the state decides to reject applicants trying to register to vote. Project Vote, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit active on voting and election administration policy, said in federal court filings this week that it has sought public records since May 2014 detailing Georgia’s process for reviewing voter registration applications and the subsequent reasons why applications may be rejected.
The group alleges that Kemp responded with incomplete database records, despite back-and-forth negotiations over the past two years.
In a statement released by his office Thursday, Kemp said the state had “been more than cooperative and transparent with Project Vote. It is disappointing that they have resorted to this unnecessary measure, wasting taxpayer dollars, when our office has acted in good faith.”