The Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is investigating The New Georgia Project, a group founded by failed GA gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for seeking to register ineligible voters in an effort to help Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The New Georgia Project was previously chaired by Democrat Senate candidate himself, Raphael Warnock until January.
The New Georgia Project will join hundreds of other groups being investigated by the GA Secretary of State for “credible claims of illegal voting.”
Fox News reports:
Raffensperger for weeks has issued warnings against efforts to register individuals who are ineligible to vote in Georgia’s runoff elections or to encourage people to come to Georgia with the sole purpose of casting ballots.
“I have issued clear warnings several times to groups and individuals working to undermine the integrity of elections in Georgia through false and fraudulent registrations,” Raffensperger said in a statement Wednesday. “The security of Georgia’s elections is of the utmost importance.”
Raffensperger said Wednesday that his office has “received specific evidence that these groups have solicited voter registrations from ineligible individuals who have passed away or live out of state.”
Raffensperger’s office referenced one Fulton County resident who reported receiving five postcards from The New Georgia Project soliciting a registration “for the same dead person” and a Cherokee County resident who received a voter registration solicitation from The New Georgia Project for his spouse who is ineligible to vote. A third person, according to Raffensperger’s office, said The New Georgia Project sent a voter registration solicitation to his daughter who is not registered to vote in Georgia and had not lived in a different state for five years, while a fourth individual reported receiving a “package of postcards” at her home in New York City from The New Georgia Project encouraging people to register to vote in the Georgia Senate runoffs.
According to Georgia code falsely registering to vote in the state without all necessary qualifications required by law is a felony and can be punished with up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up 10 $100,000.
Control of the U.S. Senate will ultimately be determined by two run-off elections in January. Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are doing everything in their power to keep their seat from Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.