November 26, 2018 8:31 PM
A group formed by former Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams is set to hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss the filing a federal lawsuit.
Fair Fight, according to a press release, is “an operation that will pursue accountability in Georgia’s elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls.” The CEO of the organization is Abrams’ former campaign manager, Lauren Groh-Wargo.
From the release on Tuesday’s press conference:
On Tuesday, November 27th at 11:30 AM, Fair Fight Action will hold a press conference to discuss the federal lawsuit they will be filing that day to address the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions. This lawsuit will have the potential to improve Georgia election administration for decades to come.
The Fair Fight Action team will be joined by the leader of the second organizational plaintiff in the suite, Sen. Nikema Williams, State Director of Georgia Care in Action; along with Georgians who faced undue burdens when trying to cast their ballots during this past election.
Abrams sent out an email Monday afternoon announcing Fair Fight and seeking donations, stating the November General Election was not fair. You can read the email its entirety below.
Let me be clear: What happened on November 6th was anything but a free and fair election.
It was not fair to the millions of Georgians who were purged from the voting rolls.
It was not fair to the thousands who were forced to wait in line to vote for two, three, four hours because polling places were underresourced and unprepared. Or worse, to those who had no polling place available to them because more than 300 had been closed down.
It was not fair to the thousands of Georgians who had their voter registrations put on hold, or to those who did not receive their absentee ballots in time – or at all – despite having requested them far in advance.
For eight years, Brian Kemp oversaw the systematic dismantling of our democracy and of voting rights in Georgia. But make no mistake, what happened on November 6th will not happen again.
To that end, I am launching Fair Fight Georgia, an operation that will pursue accountability in Georgia’s elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls.
Tomorrow, we will file a major federal lawsuit against the state of Georgia for the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions.
Can I count on your support as we embark on this next phase of our shared mission?
Make a donation to Fair Fight Georgia before we file our lawsuit tomorrow.
Georgia has always been at the center of the fight for civil rights. We have always been willing to stand up and speak truth to power. Now is no different.
We must continue to fight the battles that generations of Georgians before us have waged. We must never lose faith in our own strength.
These votes are our voices. We must win. And with your help, we can.