Analysis: Brian Kemp has purged over 300,000 voters from Georgia rolls | Salon.com
Georgia has removed over 300,000 voters from the state’s voter rolls over the past two years, a team of database experts, statisticians, lawyers and investigators working with the Palast Investigative Fund told reports on a call Friday morning.
Greg Palast, director of the Palast Investigative Fund, and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda have joined to file a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the state’s top elections official who is vying to become the Peach State’s next governor. The suit demands that Kemp release his voter registration files to the public to “settle the matter.”
The investigation has accused Kemp of wrongly removing hundreds of thousands of legitimate voters from the state’s voter rolls because they allegedly “left the state” or “moved from their congressional district.” According to Palast, they haven’t moved anywhere. While purging 300,000 people from the voter rolls may seem like a small number in a state with a population of 10.4 million, elections have been decided by far smaller margins. As an example, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election by a combined margin of 77,744 votes in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.