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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:39 PM

 

Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Tom McCarthy in New York
Thu 1 Aug 2019 17.23 EDT

US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.

At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice. The number was basically unchanged from the previous two-year period.

While the rate of voter purges elsewhere has declined slowly, jurisdictions released from federal oversight by a watershed 2013 supreme court ruling had purge rates “significantly higher” than jurisdictions not previously subjected to oversight, the Brennan Center found in a previous report.

That trend has continued, the watchdog said, with the disproportionate purging of voters resulting in an estimated 1.1 million fewer voters between 2016 and 2018.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/01/voter-purges-us-elections-brennan-center-report



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