Voter Purge in New York State
by Geoff Kelly - posted 10:28 am, October 21, 2008
Voting rights watchdog Bo Lipari reports that more than 1,500,000 voters have been dropped from New York voter rolls. That includes voters designated as “inactive” or “purged.” Lipari, a retired software engineer who wrote a program to analyze documents he FOILed from the state’s voter registration base, says 14 percent of Erie County’s voters have been removed from the rolls—half marked as inactive and half purged completely. Those voters will not be able to vote at the polls on election day.