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Purged Voters' "Provisional" Ballots Could Decide Georgia Governor Race

https://truthout.org/articles/purged-voters-provisional-ballots-could-decide-georgia-governor-race/

On Sunday, I watched President Donald Trump warn a rally in Macon, Georgia, that Stacey Abrams, running to become the first Black female governor in US history, “is one of the most extreme far left politicians in the entire country,” adding, “You put Stacey in there, you’re going to have Georgia turn into Venezuela. I don’t think the people of Georgia like that.”

Trump’s rant against Abrams has not driven away her many supporters. But voters like Atlanta filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz are being driven away from the ballot box nonetheless.

“I want to vote for Stacey Abrams,” Shabazz told me, but “I won’t be able to vote in the November 6 election.” Shabazz’s voter registration — his right to vote — has been cancelled by Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp. Notably, Kemp, while running the election for the state of Georgia, is also running in the election for governor of Georgia — against Democrat Abrams.

Rahiem is just one of more than 340,134 Georgians Kemp has purged from the voter rolls based on dead-wrong evidence they’d moved from the state or from their home county. It took a federal lawsuit — which I filed jointly with voting rights advocate Helen Butler — to force Kemp to divulge the names and addresses of those whose registration he cancelled in a single year, 2017.


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