As Decaturguy posted yesterday, the SoS Office claims there are 676,246 people registered to vote in Georgia who do not have either a driver’s license or a Georgia ID card. Included in that number are 70,215 people who’s license has been revoked or taken away in some other legal fashion, so there are 606,031 people who have no driver’s license or Georgia ID card. However, as Mike Hassinger pointed out, the list of registered voters Cathy Cox used to make this claim included both active and inactive voters (see my comment here for an explanation of an inactive voter).
What Secretary Cox did not mention is that Georgia has 754,028 inactive voters. I arrived at that number by taking the 4,983,443 active and inactive voters Cox used in her analysis and subtracted 4,229,415 (the number of active voters, as of June 1, reported by the SoS office).
What’s the bottom line? There are 147,997 more inactive voters than people without driver’s licenses or Georgia ID cards. Furthermore inactive voters are highly unlikely to vote, in fact the overwhelming majority of inactive voters have moved from Georgia. Therefore to say there are 676,246 people who are poised to be disenfranchised this November is completely bogus. Cathy Cox ought to retract this claim post-haste.