Stacey Abrams and The New Georgia Project organization are being investigated due to alleged voter fraud including, “ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters,” according to The Western Journal.
Raffensperger said, “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.”
“The security of Georgia’s elections is of the utmost importance.”
“I will investigate these claims thoroughly and take action against anyone attempting to undermine our elections.”
Authorities are digging into “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.”
“Let me be very clear again, voting in Georgia when you are not a resident of Georgia is a felony, and encouraging college kids to commit felonies with no regard for what it might mean for them is despicable.”
“These third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible.”
False registration is a felony and can be punished for up to 10 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine.
More The Western Journal:
The Republican secretary of state said his office “received specific evidence that these groups have solicited voter registrations from ineligible individuals who have passed away or live out of state.”
The current balance of power is 50 Republicans and 46 Democrats (as well as two independents who caucus with the Democrats). Democrats need to win both of the runoff elections to make it 50-50 tie, in which case presumptive Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be the tie-breaking vote, should she and Joe Biden win the presidential election.