2021-01-05 13:03:17

198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls

As voters in Georgia cast their ballots in two key runoff races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate, voting rights activists fear many eligible voters will be turned away at the polls.

Georgia has been called "ground zero" for Republican voter suppression efforts in the U.S., and in September the ACLU of Georgia revealed 198,000 voters had been wrongly purged from the voting rolls.

Democracy Now! airs a report into voting in Georgia by investigative journalist Greg Palast, narrated by the actress Debra Messing, and speak with voting rights activist LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund.

"I think it's quite interesting and coincidental … that many of them on that list are African American voters," says Brown. "This is voter suppression."

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