Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican who stated that Biden legitimately won Georgia in November, announced Friday that over 100,000 names will be removed from the state’s voter registration rolls to keep the records “up to date.”

“Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections,” said Raffensperger in a statement released Friday. “That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.”

In the statement, Raffensperger also made it clear that all of the names being removed are obsolete and outdated voter files. The list of names was also released publicly in the statement.

“The 101,789 obsolete voter files that will be removed include 67,286 voter files associated with a National Change of Address form submitted to the U.S. Postal Service; 34,227 voter files that had election mail returned to sender; and 276 that had no-contact with elections officials for at least five years,” he said in the statement. “In each of these cases, the individual had no contact with Georgia’s elections officials in any way – either directly or through the Department of Driver Services – for two general elections.”

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Raffensperger has been criticized by his fellow Republicans and Trump supporters for saying that Biden won Georgia in the November election fairly, even receiving death threats.

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