Georgia’s top election official will examine hundreds of legitimate complaints about election fraud.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has officially launched 250 new investigations into “credible claims of illegal voting and violation of state election law” during the November presidential election.
“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,” he said in a transcript shared on the Rev website.
A team of 23 investigators will examine the complaints, including the allegedly higher number of absentee ballots than absentee envelopes in Gwinnett County.
“We have multiple investigations underway surrounding city ballots in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, and many others,” Raffensperger said. “We [will also] continue our investigations into potential dead, double voters, and nonresident voters. This is the kind of specific charge that our office can investigate and ascertain the truths.”
The secretary of state is separately launching an investigation into various third-party groups that allegedly registered people residing in other states to vote in Georgia.
“We are investigating the following groups:
- America Votes group who sent 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
- New Georgia Project who sent voter registration applications to New York City
- 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 cautioned Trump supporters that there is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the presidential race outcome, and they should not allow themselves to be victimized.
“There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation, and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well apparently,” he said.
He also reaffirmed President Donald Trump’s constitutional right to challenge the election’s outcome through the judicial system. He acknowledged some of the lawsuits have not immediately achieved a successful outcome.
“There are two suits in federal court right now. One was already shot down and is being appealed [while] the other is just beginning,” he said. “That is the due process afforded to us, all of us, as Americans.”