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Every State, Every Vote: Hundreds of Thousands of Voters Across the Country At Risk of Having Registration Cancelled
In case you missed it, right-wing efforts to purge hundreds of thousands of voters from voting rolls are underway across the country – and they have gained ground within the last two weeks. These efforts disenfranchise low-income voters, young people and people of color – all voters who tend to lean Democratic.
In Georgia, a state where voter suppression was a rampant issue in 2018 and the Democratic gubernatorial nominee lost by just 55,000 votes, over 300,000 names were deleted off of the voter rolls overnight.
In Wisconsin, a state where Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won by just under 30,000 votes in 2018 and where President Trump won by less than 23,000 votes in 2016, a judge ruled that the state must remove at least 200,000 people from its voter rolls.
And in Michigan, where Trump won by a margin of just 10,704 votes, a conservative group is suing Detroit elections officials, claiming that thousands of names need to be removed from their voter lists.
Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement:
“These systematic attacks on our democracy do not just affect a single state but will have an irreversible impact on our nation’s future. There is no question of what the motive is behind these right-wing driven suits – to disenfranchise key populations who will show up and vote against the Republican Party. This is an assault on the very heart of this country and we cannot let it go unchallenged. I am proud to stand with fellow Democratic governors as we continue to fight to protect our fundamental right to vote.”
Check out EveryStateEveryVote.com to learn more about how Democratic governors are protecting and expanding the right to vote in states around the country.