The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction granted by a Georgia district court to the Coalition for Good Governance and several other plaintiffs in a lawsuit stemming from a 2017 congressional runoff election.

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Judge Britt C. Grant, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. (Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM)

The Coalition, a nonprofit, claimed that Georgia’s elections board and secretary of state kept an improper date for printing and distributing backup voter lists, which burdened citizens’ right to vote. According to the plaintiffs, the state should print hard-copy backup lists of voters but only after early voting is finished. Currently, Georgia does this before early voting is completed.

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