News12 at six o'clock/ April 27, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The deadline is quickly approaching for the city of Augusta to respond to a lawsuit.
April 30 is the deadline a judge gave the city to respond to allegations of voter discrimination for moving the elections from November to May.
Three Georgia state lawmakers and a handful of others want a judge to move the elections back to November. In 2012, the Department of Justice found in a report that moving the election could decrease the minority vote.
A year later the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act and soon after state lawmakers made it legal to move the elections.