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  •  well, this wasn't the most regular purge (1+ / 0-)
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    In Chesterfield County, Registrar Lawrence C. Haake III said that in the list of the more than 2,200 active and inactive voters he was told to purge, a preliminary examination revealed more than 170 errors among about 1,000 active voters....

    Haake said he concluded there was not enough time before the Nov. 5 election to correctly review the list and weed out the registrations that should be purged from those that should be preserved.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

    I agree that it probably didn't have a big impact -- local officials weren't supposed to indiscriminately purge everyone on their lists, and I don't know of evidence that any did -- but the timing was poor. It should be noted that Haake is a Republican, and that his 2R-1D board backed him up.

    "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

    by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 10:46:52 AM PST

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    •  What is unusual is that (0+ / 0-)

      the purges usually take place over the winter, of anyone who has not voted in four consecutive years.

      •  timing and method (0+ / 0-)

        This purge was based on data shared across states. I don't object to that in principle, but the implementation was unsound.

        "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

        by HudsonValleyMark on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 05:17:52 AM PST

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