Grimberg’s ruled in favor of plaintiffs who alleged that because about half of Georgia’s population is white, they dilute the votes of Black voters, who make up more than 30% of the statewide electorate. His decision prevented PSC elections involving two Republican incumbents, Tim Echols and Fitz Johnson, until state legislators redraw districts and set a new election date.
Attorneys for the state didn’t detail the basis for the appeal, according to their court filing Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that altering rules on short notice before elections could bewilder voters and discourage them from participating. But Grimberg said in court last month that his ruling would come before a deadline to set Georgia ballots on Aug. 12.
— Staff writer Greg Bluestein contributed to this report.