New lawsuits are popping up left and right in Georgia. In a matter of days, there are new products being released that will supposedly improve upon the current performance of leading brands. One example is Geico car insurance, which has recently filed a class action lawsuit against three auto dealerships for selling them inferior cars. The cars, it turns out, do not meet minimum required performance criteria. So now the car dealers are facing a multitude of new lawsuits that were brought on by this decision. Now, instead of putting the dealers under control, all of the suits are being filed against the car insurance company.
Who is to blame for this whole mess?
Lawyers who failed to perform their homework before filing suit? Georgia’s Highest Court has just temporarily blocked a new lawsuit that was filed against two cities over voting rights. The voters who sued were not allowed to sue because the lawyers had not made clear that they would protect their voting rights. How could such a fundamental right to be protected in a court of law when the lawyers did not know what the law was? This is typical of high-priced attorneys making decisions without considering the overall impact on society.
Another lawsuit was brought against a county clerk who was found to have sent out absentee ballots without the necessary authorization.
The counties claim that they never sent out blank absentee ballots. Yet, the judge denied their request to dismiss. This means that more lawsuits like this one will continue to be filed across the country. Nov. 13th will see more lawsuits over improper voting.
The White House has also been involved in some of these lawsuits.
Some of the suits were filed in response to the White House’s involvement in the recount of the presidential election in Florida. The Kennel Club and the Florida Supreme Court ordered the presidential vote to be recounted, which was done. While there was a dispute over whether or not the votes should be free, the courts found in favor of the state. President Bush lost by a vote of eleven to Vice President Al Gore. The lawsuits filed by the states concerned problems with the administration’s use of a data base in canvassing for the final count.
According to the officials in Wisconsin, they used electronic scanners to scan absentee ballots.
An individual would fill out the Absentee Ballot Request, and the machine would find the names and addresses of every registered voter in the database. Once it found the correct information, the electronic scanning system would find the corresponding number and the person would just press “submit” and the votes would be counted. There were problems with some of the completed absentee ballots. However, these problems were not enough to cause a legal problem, because the original laws allowed them to be rejected if they were found to contain irregularity or errors. The original plaintiffs in the recount lawsuit, the Wiebecks, claimed that the results were inaccurate because the original list of absentee ballots had contained numerous errors, including numerous rejected votes.
After a hearing held on Nov. 5, the court found that the counties had used a system that violated several provisions of the National Association of Countless Residents’ Model voting Rights Act.
Among these provisions is a provision that requires a post-election notification of anyone who requested a mailed ballot. This notification also specified that the voter must be informed about the reasonable time period for receiving an absentee ballot.