ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) - On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Judge Christopher S. Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Third Sector Development and The New Georgia Project against the Secretary of State and the counties of Clayton, Fulton and Muscogee.
"From the time this lawsuit was filed, I have made it very clear that it was frivolous and totally without merit. Today, the court validated this," said Kemp.
"The claim that there are 40,000 missing or unprocessed voter registration applications is absolutely false," said Kemp. "The counties have processed all of the voter registration applications that they received for the General Election."
"The judge looked at the evidence and found that no claim had any merit. He is exactly right when he said that the counties were already processing all applications, providing the required notice, and that the Secretary of State's office was already adding all qualified voters to the rolls," said Kemp.
The Order went on to further state that, "Even prior to filing suit the Petitioners knew, or reasonably should have known, that the Respondents were processing the subject applications."
"I am very glad this matter is now behind us and that the hard working election officials in Clayton, Fulton and Muscogee will not have to be distracted by this ridiculous lawsuit," said Kemp.
"Again, if I were a county election official, I would seek legal fees related to this lawsuit. I wish this office could do the same."
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office's wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders.