A group of Waycross-area residents hoping to oust Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill have asked a federal judge to strike down Georgia’s requirement that the people circulating a recall petition be eligible to vote in the recall election.

The complaint, filed Monday in Atlanta at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, said the requirement places an unconstitutional burden on those attempting to gather enough signatures to place a recall vote on the ballot, particularly given the tight time constraints imposed by the state Recall Act.

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