Georgia cancels 101,000 people in voter registration removal
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta on Dec. 2, 2020. - Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS

ATLANTA — Georgia canceled more than 101,000 inactive voter registrations this summer, slightly fewer than initially planned because several hundred voters restored their registrations in time, according to state election records. The sweeping cancellations, called voter "purges" by critics, affected registrations of voters who moved or didn't participate in recent elections. State law requires systemic cancellations every other year to remove ineligible or infrequent voters from the state's voter rolls. In all, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office canceled 101,217 voter registration...