Georgia Republican Congresswoman and Trump loyalist Marjorie Taylor Greene called out Georgia’s secretary of state for only now removing over 100,000 names from voter registration rolls.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Friday that 101,789 “obsolete and outdated voter files” will be removed from the state’s voter registration rolls in order to ensure that Georgia’s voter files are “up to date.”
On Saturday, Greene tweeted Raffensperger and asked: “Why are you just now removing 100,000 “voters” off of Georgia’s voter rolls?”
She added: “We know that these ‘voters’ should not have voted in the November 2020 Presidential election. Are you worried about Fulton audit?”
A Georgia judge agreed on May 21 to open more than 145,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, after it was accused of mishandling ballots in the 2020 election.
As reported by USA Today, three separate audits in Georgia did not find any evidence of fraud or wrongdoing that might have affected the state’s election results.
Greene ended her tweet by using the hashtag “#TrumpWon.”
Raffensperger explained on Friday: “Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.”
The State Capitol’s official statement quoting Raffensperger said that this is the first major cleaning of the voter rolls since 2019, besides regular monthly removals of voter files for felony convictions and death.
The most recent removals, the statement detailed, include 67,286 voter files “associated with a National Change of Address form submitted to the U.S. Postal Service”; 34,227 files that had election mail returned to sender; and 276 files that had not been in contact with election officials for at least five years.
The secretary of state’s office also reported the removal of 18,486 voter files of deceased individuals, based on information received from Georgia’s Office of Vital Records.
The statement added that there was “no record of any of these individuals having cast a ballot in the November 2020 election or January runoff,” which contradicts Trump’s claims that thousands of deceased individuals had voted in the presidential contest.
This is not the first time Greene has called out Georgia or Fulton County over claims of election improprieties. In April, she accused the Fulton County GOP of fraud in an election for its chairperson.
She wrote on Twitter: “The party of election integrity collected votes in 9 red solo cups. The outcome was more votes than voters & existing chair Trey Kelly ‘won.’ But new people had joined. The people in outrage demanded a second vote…”
When the county had done a second vote, a different candidate had won. “Imagine that,” said Greene.
The Georgia congresswoman—who came under fire recently for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, which she apologized for—managed to keep her large following of GOP voters despite losing her House committee assignments over some of her more outspoken conspiracy beliefs.
Newsweek reached out to Raffensperger’s office for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.