NEW GEORGIA PROJECT RESPONDS TO COBB COUNTY’S HEARING ON DISQUALIFYING THOUSANDS OF VOTERS

Atlanta, GA – In response to an effort challenging the eligibility of more than 16,000 voters in Cobb County, and in advance of today’s hearing of the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registrations, Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, released the following statement:

 

Early voting has begun, and Georgians are casting their ballots in near record numbers. These voter challenges are just back door attempts to purge Cobb’s voter rolls. Any effort to disqualify eligible voters from making their voices heard will not be quietly tolerated or permitted. Not now, not ever. NGP has, and will continue to stand up for Georgians’ right to participate in our elections free of suspicion or hassle.”

 

About New Georgia Project

The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians. To date, the NGP has registered nearly 500,000 people from underrepresented communities to vote in Georgia. In addition to registering voters, NGP also advocates for civil and human rights causes and works to advance justice on behalf of historically marginalized communities. www.newgeorgiaproject.org.

 

Media Contacts:

Nicole Henderson

nicole@newgeorgiaproject.org

404-939-1594

 

Teresa D. Southern

teresa@newgeorgiaproject.org

478-320-7753

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