A 'Severe Burden': Georgia Ordered to Lift Voting Restrictions for New U.S. Citizens

Governing: A federal judge ordered Georgia election officials to end the "severe burden" facing some new U.S. citizens trying to vote for the first time, deciding Friday that they must be allowed to cast regular ballots if they show proof of citizenship at the polls.

U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor who faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in Tuesday's election. Kemp, who oversees Georgia's elections, had argued that state law already provides a process for new citizens to vote.

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