Georgia investigates voter registration groups – By David Wickert (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) / Nov 30 2020
Georgia officials say they’re investigating voter registration groups that allegedly have sent applications to people in other states ahead of the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoff election.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said one group sent applications to people in New York City. Another tried to register a dead Alabama woman, he said. Two other groups also sent improper applications, the secretary said.
It’s unclear whether anything illegal actually occurred – one of Raffensperger’s top deputies said the issues under investigation could be legitimate or accidental. But the secretary said the state must remain vigilant about potential voter fraud.
“These third-party (registration) groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting,” Raffensperger said at a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol. “If they do so, they will be held responsible.”