Georgia Republican’s recent state purge created a 7% drop in voter registration.
However, a younger and more racially diverse population is rushing to register to vote even as the rolls are being purged. Last year alone 322,000 new voters registered which is bad news for Republicans.
“In every way, that benefits the Democratic Party,” Scott Hogan, the executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, told the AJC.
Furthermore, the Governor of Georgia just lost a lawsuit as a judge ruled that he can’t hide the lists of GA voters he tried to purge:
“Kemp and the new Sec. of State of Georgia want to keep the lid on their methods for removing literally hundreds of thousands of low-income, young and minority voters on the basis of false information. They cannot hide anymore. This is a huge win and precedent for reporters trying to pry information from the hands of guilty officials.”
BREAKING: In an extraordinary move, Judge Eleanor Ross has declared #BrianKemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by our team to compel the State of #Georgia to open up its complete files on the mass purge of over half a million voters from the rolls. https://t.co/9FX8kyBkj0
— Greg Palast (@Greg_Palast) February 9, 2020
Republicans work to clear the voting rolls in an attempt to swing things in their favor, but it looks like it might be backfiring. Executive Director Hogan says “Georgia is in play. The state is going to go blue. It’s just a matter of when: this year”
Despite all the GOP’s efforts to purge voters, Georgia seems to be slipping out of their grasp.
Kemp Loses Vote Purge Suit Brought by Reporter Palast – quakerjoe: catbirdseat4u: Reposted in full from https://t.co/gNtT2Yklch, Feb 10, by Nicole Powers ➣ NOTE: This is a HUGE win for Democrats in Georgia and may set nationwide precedents !! In an… https://t.co/bx14EYvO3F
— Hershell Jamison (@781Moksha2011) February 11, 2020