313,000 voters in Georgia received letters in October notifying them their voter registration was at risk and they had 30 days to respond. A federal judge has allowed The Purge to move forward, after assurances from a lawyer from the state that any voters wrongly purged will have their rights ‘quickly and easily reinstated’ (sure*).
The judge is allowing arguments at a hearing scheduled later this week, after an emergency motion to stop this madness was filed on Monday by a group founded by Stacey Abrams. It seems like the wisest, fairest way to for this to play out would be for the arguments on both sides to be heard BEFORE orders are issued or decisions are wrought, but I’m not a judge in Wisconsin. Or Georgia. Which brings me to…
Georgia, as a whole, has an *’elections trust’ problem: Brian Kemp, now governor, used to be Secretary of State. As such he was responsible for fielding questions over the validity of his win of the governorship due to the process he oversaw, and problematic voting machines.
Meanwhile, the secretary of state’s office is investigating a complaint of alleged election interference against some of the critics of those machines: