Sen. Fort Sends Letters to Attorney General Holder and Secretary of State Kemp to Address Flawed Voter Data

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2013) – Today, Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta)  sent letters to United States Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Brian Kemp to address problems with flawed voter data.

“It is imperative that AG Holder take the appropriate actions to ensure Georgians’ voices are heard at the polls next week,” said Sen. Fort.

He is calling on the federal government to send monitors from the Department of Justice to observe the election on November 5 as there are concerns that Georgia’s voter registration data is rife with flaws.

“Constituents in my district have been notified from Sec. Kemp’s office that they are ineligible to vote due to a felony conviction,” said Sen. Fort.   “However, they have, in fact, never been convicted of such a crime.  It is crucial that we address these egregious issues so that innocent people who are being wrongfully accused have the ability to exercise their most basic right as a citizen of these United States.”

With less than a week to until the Nov. 5 elections, Sen. Fort is calling on both the federal and state governments to act swiftly to avoid purging numerous voices at the polls.

For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2013

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Jennifer Yarber, Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Specialist