Fair Fight Action Files Motion to Stop Georgia Voter Purge
Paul Smith, vice president of CLC, and counsel for the plaintiff group Fair Fight Action, released the following statement: “The court must step in to prevent this reckless purge from removing many thousands of Georgians from the rolls. Declining to vote in recent elections is not a reliable indicator that a registered voter has become ineligible. Many conditions exist that make it difficult for many eligible voters to make it to the polls to vote. Hourly and wage workers, seniors, people with disabilities, people who rely on public transportation, low-income individuals, the homeless and those with family responsibilities may be unable to make it to the polls to vote. Practices like Georgia’s disproportionately impact traditionally marginalized communities. At a time when we should be working to increase the participation of all communities, Georgia seems to be moving backward.”
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