A new report uncovered yet another voter suppression tactic employed by Georgia\u0026#039;s Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp—who is also running for governor—which scrubbed more than 100,000 voters from the state\u0026#039;s rolls.AMP Reports revealed Friday how, under the state\u0026#039;s \u0022use it or lose it\u0022 law, 107,000 residents were removed from voter lists in July 2017 simply because they had not voted in elections or made contact with the board of elections over the previous three years.The Georgia Secretary of State is using his taxpayer funded office to steal an election https://t.co/teI2GX0agm— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 19, 2018\u0022Many of those previously registered voters may not even realize they\u0026#039;ve been dropped from the rolls. If they show up at the polls on November 6 to vote in the heated Georgia governor\u0026#039;s race, they won\u0026#039;t be allowed to cast a ballot,\u0022 wrote Angela Caputo, Geoff Hing, and Johnny Kauffman.The race between Abrams and Kemp is close, with Kemp leading by two points in recent polls—and could be decided by just a few thousand votes.AMP Reports detailed the voter purge following numerous reports in recent months about other cases of widespread voter suppression in Georgia—frequently in majority-black counties and affecting tens of thousands of African American voters—ahead of a close election in which the state could elect Democrat Stacey Abrams as the country\u0026#039;s first black female governor.As Common Dreams reported, earlier this week dozens of elderly black voters were forced off a bus operated by the grassroots group Black Voters Matter, after a county clerk deemed the group\u0026#039;s planned trip to early voting locations a \u0022political activity.\u0022\u0026nbsp;About 53,000 voters were also eliminated from the voter rolls earlier this month under another Georgia law stipulating that voter registration forms must exactly match state-issued ID\u0026#039;s. Seventy percent of the voters who were purged, many due to clerical errors like missing hyphens or misspellings, were black.And in August, a Georgia county rejected a plan—pushed by a consultant sent by Kemp\u0026#039;s office—to close seven of its nine polling places.As Secretary of State, Kemp presides over the office responsible for overseeing the state\u0026#039;s elections. Critics say his widespread efforts to limit voting rights for as many Georgians as possible is in keeping with GOP election tactics.When you oversee your own election and know the only way you can win is by suppressing minority votes. @StaceyAbrams is running for #GAgov to empower people - not silence them. Early voting is OPEN in Georgia. Make sure your voice is heard.https://t.co/NXVyf5CTI6— Joe Kennedy (@joekennedy) October 19, 2018\u0022He has not, in my view, seen it really as his mission as secretary of state to encourage people to vote,\u0022 Bryan Sells, an Atlanta-based voting rights attorney who is suing Kemp over the \u0022exact match\u0022 voter purge, told Mother Jones. \u0022I think he\u0026#039;s been a willing player in a much larger strategy to do just the opposite, to prevent people from voting and discourage people from voting.\u0022As AMP reported, the voter purge affecting 107,000 people was part of an even larger effort to rid Georgia\u0026#039;s voter rolls of names that election officials felt should no longer be included:Even by Georgia standards, the voter purge of late July 2017 was remarkable. In a single day, more than half a million people — eight percent of Georgia\u0026#039;s registered voters — were cut from the voter rolls.Georgia is one of nine states that have recently adopted \u0022use it or lose it\u0022 laws aimed at purging voters from the rolls if they have not voted in recent elections—which critics say undermines the democratic process.\u0022Use it or lose it\u0022 laws like Georgia\u0026#039;s seek to decrease voter participation and under our democracy. We need to return to a government #ForThePeople. https://t.co/lgK6oZ90GU— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) October 19, 2018Amid the news of voter suppression in her state, Abrams has called on voters whose rights are still intact to go to the polls in large numbers, both during early voting and on November 6, in order to offset Kemp\u0026#039;s efforts to suppress likely Democratic voters.