Constitution Party of Georgia Leader Joins Voters to File Legal Challenge to The Use of Unsecured Voting Systems
Atlanta (July 4, 2017) – Constitution Party of Georgia (CPGa) State Chairman Ricardo Davis joined the Coalition for Good Governance and five other Georgia voters in filing a a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that numerous failures of Georgia’s electronic voting system resulted in an indeterminable outcome in the June 20 Special Election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The lawsuit names Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the State Election Board, all county election officials conducting the Special Election, Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems, and its director, Merle King, as defendants. The plaintiffs requested a jury trial in the case.Read more
Voters seek to sideline voting system, alleging indeterminable results
Atlanta (July 4, 2017)—Coalition for Good Governance and six Georgia voters filed a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that numerous failures of the voting system resulted in an indeterminable outcome in the June 20 Special Election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The lawsuit (Curling v. Kemp et al.), seeks to set aside the results of the Special Election because demonstrated voting system failures cause the reported results to be in considerable doubt. The lawsuit names Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the State Election Board, all county election officials conducting the Special Election, Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems, and its director, Merle King, as defendants. The plaintiffs requested a jury trial in the case.Read more
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Contact: Christy Setzer, 617-512-7572
Georgia Voters Call on SOS Kemp to Halt Use of Machines Ahead of June 20th Special Election, Use Paper Ballots Instead
Atlanta, GA - With unprecedented national attention on the June 20th Special Election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, voting security experts are sounding the alarm that the state’s voting machines are painfully out of date and prone to error, and must be replaced with paper ballots to ensure accurate results in next month’s congressional election. A group of concerned Georgia citizens is calling on Secretary of State Brian Kemp to do just that. The experts note that not only are the machines unsafe and unreliable, there is no way to verify that the results reflect voters’ choices. The system has no paper audit trail to reference in the event of machine failure or malicious software manipulation.
ATLANTA, GA - 07/12/2016 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - The Constitution Party of Georgia (CPGA) collected 4,176 signatures in about eight weeks to have its candidates placed on the ballot for the Presidential election in November, but it may not be enough. Current Georgia law requires over 52,000 signatures and a recent federal ruling in a suit filed by the Green and Constitution parties reduced that to 7,500 over the standard six month petitioning period.Read more
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CP-GA Picks Castle, Dr. Paul Broun for Presidential Ticket
ATLANTA, GA - The Constitution Party of Georgia (CP-GA) held its state convention on June 10th in McDonough. As expected, members selected Darrell Castle, the keynote speaker and Constitutional attorney from Tennessee, as its Presidential nominee.
In a surprise move the members also unanimously nominated Dr. Paul Broun, a native son and former U.S. Congressman, for the Vice-President slot. CP-GA Chairman Ricardo Davis explained: “Dr. Broun has one of the most impressive conservative track records of any Congressman who has ever served in Washington. The CP-GA’s mission is to elect individuals like him in all facets of civil government.”Read more
ATLANTA, GA - 06/09/2016 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) PAC, the premier political action organization in Georgia fighting for the sanctity of life, made the bold step today of endorsing constitutional conservative Darrell Castle for President. Castle is running on the Constitution Party ticket and is a strong proponent of life, liberty and limited government.
GRTL PAC Director Genevieve Wilson stated, "America is in a political and moral free fall. We need someone who understands our founding principles and truly respects the immeasurable value of human life. Darrell Castle is that person. Some candidates support unlimited abortion, while others play word games to sound pro-life. It’s time to elect someone who will protect all innocent children, the infirm, and the elderly."Read more
ATLANTA, GA - 06/08/2016 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Darrell Castle, the only constitutional conservative running in any national political party for President in 2016, will be speaking in McDonough this Friday evening at the Constitution Party of Georgia’s State Convention. The convention will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn located at 250 Avalon Court.
With the increasing dissatisfaction among voters regarding the two leading parties' choices, Castle offers a viable alternative for voters concerned about religious liberty, the sanctity of life, protecting and adhering to the Constitution and true limited government. The meeting is open to the general public and is a great opportunity to learn more about a serious alternative for the November election. More information about the convention and registration can be found at gaconstitutionparty.org.
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March 18, 2016
Contact: Garland Favorito, Elections Director — 404-664-4044
(ATLANTA, GA) The Constitution Party of Georgia (CP-Ga) and Green Party of Georgia have prevailed in their ballot access federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Interest in the CP-Ga is at an all time high, and this victory provides a path to get the Party’s presidential candidate on the ballot in November.Read more
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February 9, 2015
Contact: Ricardo Davis, 404-620-2440
ATLANTA, GA – The Constitution Party of Georgia stands with Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in his actions to uphold the rule of law by calling Federal District Judge Granade’s legal bluff.
State Chairman Ricardo Davis noted, “Moore’s publicly available letter to the Probate Judges was a straightforward and readable explanation of Granade’s actions and the law related to the Probate Judge. The bottom line: Granade’s order and subsequent clarification did not direct the state officials who are charged with the responsibility of issuing marriage licenses to do anything. The injunction only applies to the sole defendant in the case, the Alabama Attorney General.”Read more
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Contact: Garland Favorito (404) 664-4044
ATLANTA, GA – The Constitution Party of Georgia and the Green Party of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit on Friday attempting to force Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, to list their Presidential candidates on the 2012 ballot. The lawsuit is similar to recent suits that were successful in Ohio and Tennessee. [Click for Lawsuit]
The parties’ Presidential candidates have been listed in more than 40 states during some previous elections but have never appeared on the ballot in Georgia. For Georgia elections the candidate names must be written in on the ballot. Questions have arisen in the past as to whether the state has counted these write-in votes correctly and completely as required.
The parties have historically been unable to gather enough validated petition signatures to be listed on the ballot according to Georgia law. In 1996, nearly 65,000 signatures were collected but ballot access was still denied after the office of the Secretary of State invalidated many of those signatures. In that case, the state contended that a petitioner and a notary must always be different individuals although the petitioning procedures mentioned no such requirement.Read more