Judge Impacting Critical Race Donated Heavily to Dems

  • 2018-11-14
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
 Judge Impacting Critical Race Donated Heavily to Dems
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Democrat Stacey Abrams could still win the contentious governor's race in Georgia.

Abrams continues to close the gap between herself and Republican Brian Kemp after a U.S. District Court Judge in the Northern District of Georgia's Atlanta Division ruled Gwinnett County must accept absentee ballots where the applicants either made an error on or omitted their birth date.

The ruling came after a lawsuit by civil rights groups and Democratic House candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux, arguing the suburban Atlanta county rejected 1,000 absentee ballots for "trivial reasons."

Judge Leigh Martin May agreed, finding the county registrar violated the Civil Rights Act by rejecting the ballots.

However, an interesting new detail has emerged.

Judge May is also a Democratic donor, having given $1,250 according to the Federal Election Commission to Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) during his 2012 reelection.

In 2008, May shelled out $1,000 to a Democratic PAC, which strategically dispersed donations to targeted races across the country.

Less than one-half of one percent of Americans donate more than $200 to any political candidate. The impact of those donations, of course, is huge.
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