Democrats Question Disappearing Voter Records

Tennessee Democrats say their analysis of Secretary of State records shows more than 11,000 voters across the state have parts or even all of their voting histories “disappear” between December and last month, reports Andy Sher.
Democrats call the entire issue “troubling” and warn it could lead to some voters getting unfairly purged from voting lists. State Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester earlier this week fired off a letter to State Election Coordinator Mark Goins, a Republican, asking for a “full and detailed explanation” as well as an “independent review … to ensure there are not more missing voting records or systemic flaws” in the state’s voter files.
“As you are undoubtedly aware, an inactive voting history can lead to a voter being purged from the rolls,” Forrester warned. “Failure to maintain adequate voting records can have the pernicious consequence of disenfranchising” legitimate voters.
Tennessee law says election officials can purge voters who haven’t voted in the past two federal elections if they do not respond later to an address confirmation notice. Some lost their 2008 and 2010 history. Tennessee has some 3.9 million registered voters.

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