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There’s major action taking place in Georgia, and Democrats are already up in arms about it.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that the battleground state would be purging around 100,000 names from voter rolls if the individuals do not take a few moments to update their information.
As noted by WSB-TV Atlanta, it’s a legal procedure that happens all the time in every state.
A chunk of voters being purged from the registration rolls simply because they are missing updated addresses is not a major issue
“The vast majority of the more than 101,000 people on the list submitted change of address forms to the post office or had returned election mail,” the outlet reported.
These people now have 40 days to check their status online and update it accordingly or they will be removed from the list.
The report also noted that “only 275 people are on the list because of inactivity, and more than 18,000 were removed because they have died.”
“These people don’t live in Georgia anymore,” Raffensperger told WSB’s Justin Gray. “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.”
The outlet also noted that even if voters’ names are removed from the list, they may re-register online in “a matter of seconds.”
Democrats and their allies in the media will likely try to push a false narrative about this.
“We already have lawyers on standby, I am on standby, just in case we have to file litigation. So we are going to be watching this and we will respond if we believe voters have been disenfranchised,” Gerald Griggs of the Atlanta NAACP told WSB-TV.
There are bigger problems in Georgia than purging voters with outdated information.
Last week, it was reported that in Fulton County, Georgia, the chain of custody documents for absentee ballots cannot be found.
A Fulton County election official informed them that “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced” for the November 3, 2020 election.
The admission of missing chain of custody documents by a Fulton County official is important for several reasons that cut to the very core of public confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election:
President Biden was certified as the winner of Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes in the 2020 election by the narrow margin of fewer than 12,000 votes over former President Donald Trump out of a total of 5 million votes cast statewide.
The total number of absentee ballots whose chain of custody was purportedly documented in these 385 missing Fulton County absentee ballot transfer forms was 18,901, more than 6,000 votes greater than the less than 12,000 vote margin of Biden’s certified victory in the state.
And seven months after the Open Records Request 28 counties have failed to respond at all.
That means no chain of custody documentation has been provided for around 333,000 absentee ballots.
“As we review the documents provided to you and our daily log. We noticed that a few forms are missing, it seems when 25 plus core personnel were quarantined due to positive COVID-19 outbreak at the EPC, some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced,” Mariska Bodison of Fulton County Registration & Elections said.
Georgia Secretary Of State Raffensperger finally spoke on the matter.
New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop box transfer documents will be investigated thoroughly, as we have with other counties that failed to follow Georgia rules and regulations regarding drop boxes. This cannot continue.
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) June 14, 2021
“Restoring confidence in our elections is going to be impossible as long as Fulton County’s elections leadership continues to fail the voters of Fulton County and the voters of Georgia. They need new leadership to step up and take charge,” he said on Twitter.
“New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot dropbox transfer documents will be investigated thoroughly, as we have with other counties that failed to follow Georgia rules and regulations regarding drop boxes. This cannot continue,” he said.