At least 17 million people were removed from the voter rolls between the 2016 election and the 2018 midterms, according to a new report .
The study updated an on voter purges and offered further evidence that certain places continued to more aggressively remove people from the voting rolls following the Supreme Court’s decision in .
In that decision, the Supreme Court essentially gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which required at the polls to clear their voting changes with the federal government before those changes went into effect.
The number of voters removed from the rolls between 2016 and 2018 was similar to the number removed between 2014 and 2016, researchers found. But between 2006