“But officials allege during a 2019 registration effort, some 1,268 applications were submitted to the Gwinnett County elections office after the 10-day deadline.”
Forbes reported the Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously to investigate new Sen. Raphael Warnock for voter registration fraud.
Warnock served as board chairman for New Georgia Project (NGP), Stacey Abrams’ voter registration organization, in 2019.
Officials alleged the organization did not follow deadlines:
- Under Georgia election rules, voting registration organizations like the New Georgia Project have to submit completed voter applications within 10 days they are received from the voter.
- But officials allege during a 2019 registration effort, some 1,268 applications were submitted to the Gwinnett County elections office after the 10-day deadline.
- The Board voted 3-0 to refer the investigation to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R), with the board’s lone Democrat joining Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in abstaining from the vote.
NGP CEO Nse Ufot said the board’s decision is the first time they heard about the allegations, nor has any official sent them any information.
However, Raffensperger announced the state planned an invention into NGP and other voter registration groups. They alleged the groups “sought to register ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters.”
Raffensperger stated people gave officials “specific evidence that these groups have solicited voter registrations from ineligible individuals who passed away or live out of state.” This includes “several instances” involving NGP:
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.
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Raffensperger said earlier this week that America Votes “is sending absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994.”
Vote Forward, he said, “attempted to register a dead Alabama voter, a woman, to vote here in Georgia.” He also spotlighted The New Georgia Project, “who sent voter registration applications to New York City.”
The secretary of state also pinpointed “Operation New Voter Registration Georgia, who is telling college students in Georgia that they can change their residency to Georgia and then change it back after the election.”
Raffensperger’s office also has 23 investigators working on 250 open investigations into “credible claims of illegal voting” and election law violations, he said.
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