Federal appeals court rejects Secretary of State Brian Kemp's appeal

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By: Associated Press
November 3, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected the Georgia Secretary of State's appeal in a lawsuit involving absentee ballots.

Friday's ruling comes amid the hotly contested Georgia governor's race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, who is Georgia's secretary of state.

Voting rights groups had sued over Georgia's practice of rejecting absentee ballots and applications because of a mismatched signature is unconstitutional.