Abrams’ campaign pushes back against demand for emails

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor says a state ethics commission demand for their communications is overbroad and would have implications for every future political campaign if granted.

Abrams’ campaign filed their response Wednesday to a lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court by the commission earlier this month. The lawsuit is part an investigation accusing the Abrams campaign of “unlawful coordination” with several outside groups, some of which focus on voter registration and turnout.

The campaign denies any unlawful coordination took place.

The lawsuit asks a judge to force Abrams’ campaign to turn over communications with those groups.

Abrams’ campaign says they’ve already turned over thousands of documents and that the communications are irrelevant. They’re asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

Abrams narrowly lost to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp last year.

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