New legislation in the Georgia House would make hand-marked paper ballots the primary way votes are counted in the state. Sponsors of the legislation say they want to inspire confidence in voters who may be wary of electronic voting machines.
Opening statements are expected Tuesday as the trial in a long-running legal challenge to the constitutionality of Georgia's election system begins in federal court in Atlanta.
The question of whether Georgia's electronic voting system has major cybersecurity flaws that amount to a violation of voters' constitutional rights to cast their votes and have those votes accurately counted is set to be decided at trial early next year. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg issued a 135-page ruling late Friday in a long-running lawsuit filed by activists who want the state to ditch its electronic voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A new bill proposed by U.S. House Republicans would restrict access to asylum and detain families, and children. President Biden has reinstated Trump-era border policies. The Dominion defamation suit against Fox News is underway. And Justice Clarence Thomas is under fire.
Rupert Murdoch will be deposed this week in a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems, which also alleges that Fox News destroyed messages from star Sean Hannity and others.
Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson and others are being grilled under oath in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News for spreading lies about a voting tech company's role in the 2020 elections.