Report: Republicans In Wisconsin, Georgia Preparing To Purge Over 500,000 Voters
Two key swing states could see as many as 500,000 voters purged from their roles ahead of the 2020 presidential election, after Republicans won court battles in Georgia and Wisconsin, according to The Independent.
Wisconsin could remove nearly 234,000 voters, while Georgia is set to purge about 300,000. If Republicans go through with their plans, “the purges would amount to around 7 per cent and 4 per cent of those states’ electorates, respectively.”
“This move pushed by Republicans to remove 200,000 Wisconsinites from the voter rolls is just another attempt at overriding the will of the people and stifling the democratic process,” Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, said after the recent court ruling.
The Independent noted that Georgia has been inching closer to swing-state status in recent years, due in part to changing demographics and anti-Trump sentiment in the state. Its most recent election was decided by just under 55,000, the publication recalled — “meaning, a voter purge of the magnitude being undertaken could play a decisive role in who wins the state in 2020.”