May had released a proposed version of the injunction on Wednesday but gave Kemp's office and the Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections — both plaintiffs in a pair of ongoing voting rights lawsuits — until noon Thursday to files responses.
With less than two weeks until Election Day, Kemp’s attorneys called the injunction “unworkable given the need to have votes counted and the election certified by the Monday after the election.”
They made similar arguments in a new filing submitted late Thursday afternoon -- a motion to stay injunction pending appeal. It essentially amounts to Kemp asking May to hold off on enforcing the injunction while Kemp’s team appeals it to the Eleventh Circuit.
“Last-minute challenges to longstanding election procedures have long been disfavored because they threaten to disrupt the orderly administration of elections, which is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy,” the motion said.