After a judge struck down Georgia's voter ID legislation as the equivalent of a "new poll tax" last year, state Republicans went back to the drawing board to devise a new law that still threatened to disenfranchise thousands of voters.
Voting rights groups won an injunction against the new law being used in the just-finished primaries, but there's no injunction in place for the upcoming general elections, as Atlanta Progressive News reports:
While Georgia voters were not limited to five forms of ID, instead of the current seventeen, in the recent Primary and Runoff Elections, the possibility is still there that poor, elderly, and disadvantaged voters may be effectively disenfranchised in the General Election or some future election.
Voter advocates are concerned the preliminary injunction against Georgia's Voter ID law in Federal Court won't be renewed for the next round of elections.
The proposed law, which would be the most restrictive in the country, is still considered by many as overly burdensome to voters.
Only the Georgia legislature can strike down the law permanently, and they don't seem to be inclined to do that. The injunction is still standing, but legally it can only be defended on a case-by-case basis:
Neil Bradley of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Voter ID Project, who is working on the federal case out of Rome, Georgia, is simply taking each injunction as it comes.
I would watch this one. Given Salon's report earlier this week about aggressive strategies to restrict voting in six states (Florida being the only Southern example in their report), the same players might view lifting Georgia's injunction as a way to pick up a seventh.