Georgia man sues over false ballot fraud claim in film ‘2000 Mules’ (VIDEO)
A man in Georgia has sued the state after he was denied the ability to cast a ballot in the November 2016 general election for an office he says he was eligible to vote for at the time.
Voters in DeKalb County were among the nearly 200,000 residents whose votes were mistakenly removed from the voter rolls for the contested races in the county and had to cast provisional ballots – which counted for 100 of the 200,000 votes cast – after the registration office erroneously processed more than 200,000 names of registered voters.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday in Atlanta, the man, who is not identifying himself under the court’s protection in order to protect his identity, is asking a judge to order the state of Georgia to “stop all unlawful acts, especially the removal and withholding of registration cards so that a correct count can be made” and “allow the person to vote” in the November election.
The lawsuit claims that the state’s procedures did not follow the law when it processed the voter registrations.
“The practice of the Georgia Secretary of State (and its predecessor the State Election Commission) of removing more than 200,000 out of over a million registered voters from registration rolls for the sole purpose of voting in a general election, in violation of the law, constitutes a violation of both the United States Constitution and the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution,” said attorney Richard P. Donoghue in a news release.
“We will continue to fight the systematic voter fraud committed against Georgia citizens by state election officials,” Donoghue added.
Donoghue is representing the plaintiff against election officials in the lawsuit.
The suit alleges voter fraud is a “pattern and practice” of the state election officials who are “not only removing from the voter rolls more than 200,000 individuals that should have been registered, but who in fact are registered but are no longer eligible to be registered.”
DeKalb County’s voter registration office processed more than 200,000 voter registrations in May 2016, including