New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is calling on Democrats to commit voter fraud in Georgia.
Friedman is particularly concerned about the Senate run-offs in Georgia and is encouraging Democrats to move to the state in order to sway the election in their favor.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman urged national Democrats to move to Georgia and vote in its upcoming Senate runoff elections—a clear violation of state law, should the voters leave after the races conclude.
“I hope everybody moves to Georgia, you know, in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators,” Friedman said during a Monday-night CNN appearance.
Georgia election law does not include a length-of-residency requirement in order to vote in the state. It does, however, prohibit prospective voters from “residing in the state briefly with the intention just to vote and then move away.”
“You do not have to establish residency for a period of time before an election in order to qualify to vote, but you do have to establish intent to remain a resident,” Honest Elections Project executive director Jason Snead told the Washington Free Beacon. “You can’t bus yourself in, register at the Holiday Inn, vote, and then leave two days later. That would clearly constitute fraud.”
Republicans currently hold 50 Senate seats heading into next year. If they hold both they will hold a 52-48 majority but if the Democrats can win both they will hold 52 seats including the two “independent” Senators who caucus with the Democrats.