Last Updated on December 16, 2020
Despite over a month of outrage over Georgia’s November election, there have now been 1.2 million absentee ballot requests for the January 5, 2020 runoff election. Of these, 85,000 are from new voters.
There have been over 1.2 absentee ballots requested for the twin run-off elections between US Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and David Purdue (R-GA), and Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.
Of those 1.2 million ballot requests, 85,000 are from those who did not vote in the General Election and disproportionately from people of color in the 18 to 29 demographic.
Put that all together with having the very same election system in place – Dominion Voting Systems, polling place procedures, and all – and that should cause eyebrows to raise all over the state and especially in the Secretary of State’s office.
Brad Raffensperger’s office still maintains there is no evidence of vote fraud or ballot tampering in the 2020 General Election.
Speaking to reports last Sunday, failed Georgia Gubernatorial candidate and racial activist Stacey Abrams exuded confidence that Democrats would take both races.
“Democrats are prepared to win this election,” Abrams said. “This is the first runoff where we have the level of investment and engagement that it takes to win a runoff. We know from the numbers we are in a good place.”
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) December 14, 2020
Abrams has been under scrutiny for the actions of a group she founded – the New Georgia Project – now under investigation for illegal registration activities. In the General Election the group was caught sending voter registration applications to permanent residents of New York City.
Of the concerning number of new applications for the run-off election, Abrams said, “That signals that we understand that we may need to make a plan to vote and deliver this election.”