Georgia Purging Over 100,000 Obsolete Names from Voter Rolls

In the latest major effort to crack down on voter fraud and improve election integrity, the state of Georgia will be removing approximately 100,000 “obsolete and outdated” voter names from its voting rolls, according to the New York Post.

The announcement came from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.). Raffensperger touted how he had succeeded in prior efforts in recent years, including the removal of “nearly 300,000 voter files before the November election,” and emphasizing the fact that he “fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court” to do so back in 2019. Abrams, the failed Democratic nominee for governor in the 2018 election, is a far-left activist who is pushing for the implementation of suspicious voting procedures that will increase the likelihood of voter fraud.

Of the 101,789 voter files that will be purged, around 67,000 consist of voters who have changed their addresses, while another 34,000 had their election-related mail “returned to sender.”

“Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections,” Raffensperger explained in his statement. “Bottom line: There is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.”

Georgia was one of the major epicenters of numerous instances of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Although President Donald Trump had held a consistent and fast-growing lead in the state throughout much of election night, Democrat Joe Biden suddenly saw an inexplicable spike in his vote totals at about 3:00 AM the following day. There were numerous reports of poll workers in Fulton County – the home of Atlanta – refusing access to Republican observers, as well as a CCTV surveillance video clearly showing poll workers wheeling out suitcases full of blank ballots from underneath a table, only doing so after everyone else had left the polling station.

Biden’s alleged margin of victory in the state in 2020 was only 11,779 votes. In the two parallel elections to the United States Senate, Democrat Jon Ossoff allegedly defeated Republican incumbent David Perdue by only 55,000 votes, while Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler by just under 94,000 votes. Since then, Georgia has been at the forefront of curtailing fraudulent practices, with Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) signing a sweeping election integrity bill into law earlier this year. Both Kemp and Raffensperger have been accused of failing to do their duties in protecting the 2020 election as it was still ongoing, and both are facing primary challengers for the 2022 election cycle.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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