WASHINGTON, D.C. — With only two months left before the November midterm elections, a conservative group with links to former President Donald Trump is challenging the eligibility of thousands of Georgia voters. On Monday, Aug. 29, VoterGA — backed by Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn — challenged the registrations of 37,500 voters in Gwinnett County, a formerly Republican stronghold that had trended Democratic. The move may make it harder for the challenged voters to vote in November and overwhelm elections officials during an already busy time.
Mass challenges of voter registrations in Georgia are all too common. In December 2020, the conservative group True the Vote challenged 364,000 voters in the lead up to the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia that decided control of the chamber. Georgia’s omnibus voter suppression law, Senate Bill 202, only makes mass challenges easier, enabling a single man to challenge 13,000 registrations in Forsyth County earlier this year. VoterGA’s announcement brings the number of challenges this election cycle in Georgia to 65,000.