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Vote America pulls lawsuit against state

A voting rights group’s lawsuit against Georgia’s controversial 2021 voting law has been voluntarily dismissed after state officials confirmed an online voting tool created by Vote America is legal and valid.

The tool is designed to help people obtain absentee ballots. After a prospective voter fills in certain information using the tool, the organization mails a partially filled-in absentee-ballot request to the voter. The voter then completes the request and submits it.

VoteAmerica had initially claimed the law would prevent it from continuing to use its tool. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Senate Bill 202, which became law last year, permits the practice as long as the group offering the tool kept a voter’s personal information safe.