Judge Rules Against Stacey Abrams' Group, Allows Georgia to Clean Voter Rolls

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Posted: Dec 27, 2019 6:40 PM
Judge Rules Against Stacey Abrams' Group, Allows Georgia to Clean Voter Rolls

Source: AP Photo/John Amis

When it comes to elections, Democrats like to cheat. That's why Democrats oppose any reasonable measure that might make it more difficult for Democrats to steal an election. Recently, the state of Georgia announced that it would be removing from its voting rolls around 309,000 inactive voters who have moved out of state, whose addresses were undeliverable or who haven't voted since 2012.

Democrat Stacey Abrams -- who ran for governor of Georgia, lost and still hasn't conceded -- founded an advocacy group called Fair Fight Action that opposes such reasonable measures aimed at protecting the integrity of our elections. The same people convinced that Russia is meddling in our elections want to secure the ballot box with nothing more than the honor system. Fair Fight Action filed an emergency motion in an attempt to stop Georgia from cleaning up its voter rolls. 

In a ruling on Friday, a judge decided that Abrams' group was improperly asking the judge to interpret state law and said the group failed to prove anyone's constitutional rights would be violated as a result; and that any voter registration erroneously canceled could simply be restored within 24 to 48 hours, according to the defense.  

“Proper list maintenance is not only required by long-standing laws but is also important in maintaining the integrity and smooth functioning of elections,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Georgia has registered nearly a half-million voters since the last election, clear proof that we are doing things to make it easy for people to vote.”