Judge orders release of Georgia voter registration records

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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to release records about the state’s process for reviewing voter registration applications.

U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey also ruled this week that a federal lawsuit by advocacy group Project Vote against Kemp can continue. Project Vote says that it requested records in 2014 about rejected voter applications from Kemp’s office. The group says it didn’t get all the documents and argued that violates the National Voter Registration Act.

The law requires states to make records about maintaining voter databases public.

Duffey ordered Kemp to release most of the group’s requested records by Oct. 7, before Georgia’s Oct. 11 deadline for voter registration.

Kemp spokeswoman Candice Broce says the office will work with Project Vote to produce the documents.

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