U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee voting law ruling may be appealed
Both sides claim victory after a judge's ruling in a case involving Georgia’s voting law. Civil rights groups sued the state over specific provisions in the law.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee temporarily prohibited officials from enforcing penalties against people who provide food and water to voters waiting in line as long as they are more than 150 feet from the building where voting occurs. He also blocked a part of the law that requires voters to provide their birthdate on absentee ballot envelopes.
But Boulee rejected the groups’ claims that certain restrictions imposed by the law deny voters with disabilities meaningful access to absentee voting. The judge's ruling is expected to be appealed.