Voter Purge News

Berkeley Law School Students Report: No Easy Legal Fix for Voter Purging

In March of 2020, Pooja Shivaprasad and Amanda Miller, law students at the University of California at Berkeley, produced a legal memorandum examining voter protection rights in Ohio in light of rising voter suppression concerns in this state. The memo includes an introduction to federal voter protections as well as a brief summary of state […]

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VPP Developing New Field Testing Methods to Investigate Voter Purges and Drops

Excerpt – Wade Rathke, Chief Organizer Blog – February 15, 2020 As the Voter Purge Project moves forward, we are now analyzing the voter files on more than a dozen states on our way to double that number in coming weeks. Many of them include the hotly contested “battleground” states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and […]

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Georgia is adding more Democratic-leaning voters faster than Republicans can purge them

Daily Kos – February 11, 2020 Georgia Republicans have been working hard to get voters off the rolls, and indeed, they reduced their numbers by 7% in last year’s purge. The bad news for those Republicans, however, is that nearly as fast as they throw voters off the lists, new ones—in large part younger and more racially diverse—are […]

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In Closely Divided Wisconsin, the Battle for Votes Is Already Underway

A legal challenge over who can vote in Wisconsin has set off a furious fight, a reflection of political tension in a pivotal state for the presidential race. Jan. 14, 2020By Mitch Smith and Michael Wines MADISON, Wis. — It began with what seemed like a simple question: If a computer says voters have moved and are no […]

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Judge orders state to purge more than 200,000 Wisconsin voters from the rolls

PORT WASHINGTON – An Ozaukee County judge on Friday ordered the state to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Wisconsin’s voter rolls because they may have moved.    The case is being closely watched because of the state’s critical role in next year’s presidential race. Circuit Judge Paul Malloy also denied the League of Women Voters […]

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When should voters be removed from Louisiana’s rolls? Secretary of state hopefuls weigh in

Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneOCT 26, 2018 – 12:33 PM This is the third article in a three-part series examining how Louisiana’s secretary of state candidates feel about recent trends in election laws, namely those that have become popular in other conservative states. You can read the first story and second story in the series. As states have updated their […]

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