At a press conference on Monday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that the state is diligently chasing down legitimate claims of voter fraud, working hard to determine the validity of those claims and to prevent further illegitimacy from spoiling the upcoming Senate runoff races due to take place in January.
While Raffensperger was unequivocal about the state’s determination to expose and prosecute voter fraud, he took issue with some of the claims being made about the 2020 election. He didn’t specifically name any of the “dishonest actors” spreading “massive amounts of misinformation,” but he did lambast them for “exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half truths, misinformation, and frankly, they are misleading the president as well.”
He continued: “As we move forward in the process, we will, as we always have been, we will continue to investigate credible claims of illegal voting and violation of state election law. There are currently over 250 open cases from 2020 and we have 23 investigators to follow up on that. Some of these include, a charge Gwinnett County that absentee ballots outnumber absentee envelopes. This is the kind of specific charge that our office can investigate and ascertain the truth.”
Raffensperger said that as important as it is for Georgia officials to uncover fraud in the 2020 election, it is no less essential to make sure that fraud does not taint the Senate runoffs.
“That is why I’m announcing an investigation into third party groups working to register people in other states to vote here in Georgia,” he said. “We have opened an investigation into a group called America Votes who is sending absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994; Vote Forward, who attempted to register a dead Alabama voter, a woman, to vote here in Georgia; The New Georgia Project, who sent voter registration applications to New York City, at 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.”
This is a point worth paying attention to, by the way. Knowing they are completely exempt from critical media coverage, Democrat activist groups are passionately trying to basically bus voters into Georgia for the runoff elections, hoping that they can get around the letter of the law by registering them as residents. If Republicans were pulling this scheme, you would hear the howls as far away as the moon. Democrats, though, know they can get away with anything.
After all, they just did.