After one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history – Georgia is looking to make some serious changes to its voter rolls that may have contributed to fraud in 2020.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the intention to remove 101,789 “obsolete and outdated” voter files from the state’s voter registration rolls.
“Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections,” Raffensperger said in a statement.
“That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.”
The more than 100,000 voter files set to be removed include 67,286 voter files linked to a National Change of Address form submitted to the U.S. Postal Service; 34,227 voter files that had election mail returned to sender; and nearly 300 that had no contact with elections official for two general elections.
Raffensperger’s office celebrated the cleanup as “the first major cleaning of the voter rolls since 2019.”
Raffensperger also removed 18,486 voter files of dead people according to Georgia’s Office of Vital Records and the 30-state Electronic Registration Information Center.
“These people don’t live in Georgia anymore. Then you have 18,000 people who passed. So they are not going to be voting anymore. You need to have accurate voter rolls and proper list maintenance. It also helps your county election directors,” Raffensperger said.
Officials say the periodic voter roll cleanup is required by law, according to WSB-TV. Raffensberger’s office also published a list of all 101,789 names and gave Georgians 40 days to take action if their name is wrongly included.
While Republicans have been doing things like this to ensure that the countries elections are safe and secure moving forward, Democrats have attacked them, somehow labeling these moves as “oppressive.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Republican legislatures and governors were trying “to deny people of color, young people, poor people the right to vote.”
Sanders pandered to his radical left base, by claiming as usual that the Democrats are the “good guys” while the Republicans are “disgraceful.”
Sanders said, “What we are trying to do is preserve democracy. And what Republican legislatures and governors are doing in the most disgraceful way imaginable is to try to deny people of color, young people, poor people the right to vote — people with disabilities. That is outrageous.”
He continued, “We can disagree on all kinds of issues, taking away the right of people to participate in American democracy as you know acceptable, and Congress must address that in any and every way. Also, in my view, we had a deal with doc money in politics, the power of billionaires to buy election we got to deal with gerrymandering. I will go as far as I possible to can to create a vibrant democracy in America and take on those Republicans who are trying to undermine democracy.”
Author: Timothy Warren