Early voting starts in less than two weeks, and the Georgia Secretary of State's office is apparently sitting on over 51,000 voter registration forms.
At a hearing in front of the Georgia Elections Board, the Secretary of State’s office revealed their reasoning for their voter fraud-claiming media deluge last week. It was 25 voter registration applications out of 85,000 submitted that were giving it pause. These applications had already been flagged by Stacey Abrams’s group, The New Georgia Project, but they were required to submit them anyway. Also revealed in this meeting was that 51,000 of the 85,000 hadn’t been processed even though most were submitted months ago.
51,000 > 25
The New Georgia Project brought bins holding copies of more than 51,000 unprocessed voter applications to the state Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Secretary of State Brian Kemp has put the group under investigation for alleged voter registration fraud, but group leaders said it was a “witch hunt” to intimidate their efforts. Kristina Torres/AJC
Speaking at the state Capitol ahead of the 3 p.m. special meeting of the Georgia Election Board, the leaders stood before 13 plastic bins filled with copies of applications they said have not been processed despite being turned in, in some cases, months ago.
“You don’t have to wear a hood or be a member of the Ku Klux Klan to be engaged in voter suppression,” said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. “Mr. Secretary of State, stop this dog and pony show, all these accusations and fear campaigning, and do the job you were [elected] to do.”
Though it should surprise no one if Kemp enjoys the occasional laser light show over at Stone Mountain, watching large carvings of Southern Generals reanimated to the tune of Dixie. Yes, that happens here in GA at the exact place where the KKK was revived following Reconstruction. From his own mouth:
Democrats are working hard...registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November.
Ah-hah! So the problem in his eyes is "all these" new minority voters. Got it.
[investigator] Harvey outlined 25 cases of what he called “confirmed” forgery in 13 counties, plus another 26 “suspicious” cases yet to be investigated. That’s out of an estimated 85,000 registration forms collected so far by the New Georgia Project.
As election board member David Worley [the sole Democrat] asked Harvey, “Have you done the math on that?”
NGP leadership has said it is cooperating fully with attempts to find the identity of any canvasser who tried to game the system, and in his comments Harvery confirmed that cooperation. In fact, the Election Board and NGP have jointly agreed to extend the deadline for documentation sought by investigators by another week.
That’s a very different picture from that being painted by some just a few days ago.
Source: AJC blog. "Major ‘vote fraud scandal’ goes ‘poof!’, just as predicted"
To register to vote visit www.MyGAVote.com and to check your registration status and polling place visit http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/
Volunteer to help GOTV with Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter and Georgia Victory 2014.
There's also a free app to download to your phone called "GA Votes". It allows for voter registration, and it gives info on polling places and early vote locations.
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