No. 96-9284.

158 F.3d 1230 (1998)

Tyrone BROOKS, Lanett Stanley, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Zell MILLER, Governor of Georgia, Georgia State Board of Elections, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

October 30, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Neil Bradley, Laughlin McDonald, Maha Zaki, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Thurber E. Baker, Atty. Gen., Carol Atha Cosgrove, Asst. Atty. Gen., David F. Walbert, Walbert & Mathis, Atlanta, GA, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before DUBINA and MARCUS, Circuit Judges, and PROPST, Senior District Judge.

DUBINA, Circuit Judge:

In this voting rights action, Plaintiffs, 27 black Georgia residents and voters, challenge the majority vote requirement for primary elections in Georgia, set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501. The complaint was certified as a class action on behalf of all present and future black registered voters in Georgia. Plaintiffs contend that the majority vote requirement, also known as the primary runoff requirement, violates § 2 of the Voting...

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