Thursday, December 19, 2019

Judge permits Georgia to remove 120K ‘inactive’ voters from registration rolls

United Press International

A federal judge in Georgia has allowed the state to continue with a planned removal of “inactive” voters from registration rolls.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones denied an emergency motion filed Monday by Fair Fight Action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia seeking to stop the state from purging 120,561 so-called inactive voters under the state’s “use it or lose it” law.

Lauren Groh-Wargo, CEO of Fair Fight Action, argued that the purge was unconstitutional.

“Georgians should not lose their right to vote simply because they have not expressed that right in recent elections,” Groh-Wargo said.
In his decision, Jones said voters wrongfully removed could be immediately reinstated.

“It appears that any voter registration cancellations can be undone at a later day,” he wrote. “The court’s ruling is based largely on defense counsel’s statement that any voter registration that is canceled today can be restored within 24 to 48 hours.” .....To Read More......

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