Federal court thinks Georgia should count citizens' votes

Georgia voters are in a battle against their own Secretary of State for the right to vote. This week a Federal court tried to ensure citizens forced to provisional ballots are given the ability to confirm their vote, and to contest claims their signature was not their own.

Via USA Today:

"The court does not understand how assuring that all eligible voters are permitted to vote undermines integrity of the election process," May said. "To the contrary, it strengthens it."

"Permitting an absentee voter to resolve an alleged signature discrepancy … has the very tangible benefit of avoiding disenfranchisement," said the judge, a nominee of President Barack Obama.

May gave lawyers until noon Thursday to comment on whether the language in her order is "confusing or will be unworkable."

Her decision was applauded by Sophia Lakin, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney.

"This ruling protects the people of Georgia from those who seek to undermine their right to vote," Lakin said. "It's a huge victory, especially with the midterms just days away."

Candice Broce, spokeswoman for the Georgia secretary of state's office, declined to comment and referred all questions to the attorney general's office.