Groups sue 4 Georgia counties over early voting for Senate runoff election

ATLANTA — Voting rights groups have filed lawsuits against four Georgia counties for failing to offer sufficient early voting for the Jan. 5 runoff election. The New Georgia Project and Democracy Docket say Bibb, Clarke, Houston and Paulding counties are not offering early voting on a Saturday during three weeks of early voting, which they say is required by state law. Bibb County also will not offer early voting on Dec. 31. But election officials have said state law requires weekend voting only for a primary or general election, not for a runoff. Runoff voters will decide who will represent G…

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