APM Reports: Voter Suppression

Number 28078
Subject Voter Fraud
Source American Public Media
Year 2018
Publication Date October 2018 to November 2018
Summary A handful of states are using someone's decision not to vote as the trigger for removing them from the rolls. The APM Reports analysis resulted in the first estimate of the so-called "use it or lose it" policy's possible impact. We found that no state has been more aggressive with this approach than Georgia, where Brian Kemp, as secretary of state, oversaw the purging of a growing number of voters ahead of his own run for governor, according to an APM Reports investigation. Voting rights advocates call it a new form of voter suppression, and they fear it will soon spread to other states.
Keywords voting integrity, voter suppression, voter fraud, Voting Rights Act, Georgia, Brian Kemp, elections, midterms, ballots
Related Links https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/who-gets-to-vote/ | https://www.npr.org/2018/10/22/659416485/georgia-s-use-it-or-lose-it-law-wipes-voters-from-rolls | https://www.wabe.org/georgia-leads-nation-in-purging-felons-from-voter-rolls-most-removed-are-black/ | https://www.npr.org/2018/10/22/659591998/6-takeaways-from-georgias-use-it-or-lose-it-voter-purge-investigation | https://www.kcur.org/post/meet-kansas-woman-who-exposed-security-flaws-kris-kobachs-voter-fraud-tool#stream/0 | https://www.kcur.org/post/missouri-stops-more-mentally-incapacitated-people-voting-anywhere-else#stream/0
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