National Faith Leader Denounces GA Voting Delays

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 10, 2020

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National Faith Leader Denounces GA Voting Delays

 

Washington, D.C. -- June 9th, Election Day in Georgia, was marked by broken voting machines,  long lines and hours long waits for voters to cast their ballots.

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

“The voting conditions throughout Georgia on June 9th were unacceptable. Our right to vote cannot be accessible only by those able to brave hours-long waits during a pandemic and on a work day. The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy and a matter of our God-given human dignity. Yet again, officials in charge of running Georgia’s voting process have failed in their responsibility. As a pastor and native Georgian working with faith communities all over the state, I am deeply disturbed. I’m calling on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to return to a paper balloting system and to strengthen the system so that everyone can vote.“

 

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