ATLANTA – Today, just hours before a federal court hearing on the constitutionality and compliance of the state’s massive, illegal purge of 120,000 voters under “use it or lose it,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger admitted to massive errors in the purge.
“Secretary Raffensperger’s 11th-hour admission that he made massive errors in this week’s voter purge should send chills down the spine of every Georgian who cares about voting rights,” said Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo. “The fact that Raffensperger agrees with Fair Fight Action that he failed to follow the law and illegally took away 22,000 Georgians’ right to vote is refreshing, but it’s not enough. Every voter purged this week under ‘use it or lose it’ must be reinstated immediately.”
The move comes after Fair Fight Action identified the error in a response to the court yesterday. Fair Fight Action is challenging the constitutionality of this week’s “use it or lose it purge” as well as its failure to comply with House Bill 316, pushed by Raffensperger, which requires more time before voters can be removed from the rolls.