The Georgia State Election Board is referring 35 cases of election fraud to the attorney general and various local district attorneys this week, setting violators up for criminal prosecution under the Secretary of State’s direction.
“Election fraud is not tolerated in Georgia. When there is evidence of it, the people responsible face prosecution,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Georgia has multiple safeguards in place that allow our team of investigators to discover fraudulent voting. They worked to catch the wrongdoing in these cases, and they maintain the security of Georgia elections.”
According to the Albany Herald, Raffensperger’s office “has 23 sworn officers with arrest power and vast experience as detectives in law enforcement. They impartially investigate allegations of voting irregularities and present their findings to the board, which can levy fines, issue a letter of instruction or refer the case for prosecution.”
Many of the prosecutions involve activists or individual instances of voter fraud, but some of them are indicative of widespread, systematic fraud of the type Democrats frequently insist doesn’t exist. The most potent of them involves the New Georgia Project, which hand-delivered 1,268 voter registration applications to the elections office beyond the time allowed by law. These late registrations disenfranchised voters in the March 2019 special election.
What makes the prosecution of the New Georgia Project so interesting is that newly-minted Sen. Raphael Warnock was the CEO of the group at the time of the fraud. Oh, and of course, it was founded by Georgia’s favorite loser, Stacey Abrams. Democrats claim that the investigation of the New Georgia Project is rooted in a campaign to suppress black voters (because what isn’t?), but we’re pretty sure the state didn’t force the group into violating election rules.
Other impending prosecutions include one of Samunta Pittman of Atlanta, who is accused of submitting 70 false registration applications as part of her work with the Coalition for the People’s Agenda. Also under fire is Floyd Jones and the Fayette County Board of Elections; they are accused of the “improper handling of four memory cards registering 2,760 votes in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.”
But remember, kids: Voter fraud (much like cancel culture) is a conservative myth!