Georgia GOP Secretary of State to Purge Over 100,000 from Voter Rolls

HeadlineJun 21, 2021

Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday he will remove over 100,000 names from state voter rolls. Raffensperger said most of the names were linked to a change of address or from residences where election mail had been returned to sender. Voting rights group Fair Fight Action warns the last time Georgia carried out a purge of voter rolls, Raffensperger was forced to admit errors that nearly disenfranchised 22,000 people. This follows Georgia’s passage of a sweeping voting law in March that critics call the worst voter suppression legislation since the Jim Crow era. Since then, Republican officials have removed at least 10 county election officials across Georgia — most of them Democrats and about half of them people of color. In related news, the U.S. Senate is set to vote Tuesday on the sweeping For the People Act, which Republicans are expected to oppose.

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