On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Stacey Abrams’s Fair Fight Action pay more than $200,000 to the state of Georgia to cover legal fees related to a spurious suit that claimed Governor. Brian Kemp (R.), stole the 2018 gubernatorial elections.
Abrams formed the group after he lost to Kemp, the secretary of state at the time. She claimed Kemp used his position to disenfranchise minority voter voters in the run-up to the election. After a four year legal battle, a federal judge ruled in favor of Fair Fight Action in September. He said that the group did not provide any evidence that Georgia voters were unable to vote.
Fair Fight Action must pay $192,628.85 for transcription fees and $38,674.86 for copying costs. Georgia was required to reimburse Fair Fight Action for its defense against the group’s lawsuit. According to a bill of expenses submitted Tuesday by U.S. District Court for Northern Georgia.
Brad Raffensberger (R.), Georgia secretary-of-state, hailed this order as a win by the state’s taxpayers.
“Stacey Abrams’s voter suppression claims are false. Raffensberger released a statement saying that it was never easier to vote or harder to cheat in Georgia. “This is a start. But I believe Stacey Abrams should repay the millions of taxpayer money the state was forced into spending to disprove…