Several Progressive and Left-leaning voter advocacy groups have come under scrutiny for the actions in the State of Georgia. With the fate of the United States Senate hanging in the balance, the January 5, 2021 run-off election is a magnet for vote fraud.
Embattled Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that election authorities have opened investigations into a number of aggressive Progressive voter advocacy groups that are attempting to register new voters before the registration deadline for the twin run-off elections.
Raffensperger, a Republican who has increasingly come under fire for his soft approach to claims of vote fraud and ballot tampering – as well as his quietly held meetings with Democrat organizations to hammer-out agreements about absentee voting, said his office was examining registration efforts by America Votes, Vote Forward and the New Georgia Project.
The Progressive activist groups in question have been reported to be encouraging non-Georgia residents and people who lived outside the state to register to vote in the upcoming election.
“These third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible,” Raffensperger said.
It is a felony to move into the State of Georgia with the intention of voting in an election without establishing long-term residency.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 30, 2020
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang has spearheaded an effort to recruit people to move to Georgia to vote in the run-off election without intending to stay long term. His cause is supported by deep pockets from Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Raffensperger told reporters at the state Capitol that his office is continuing to investigate credible claims of illegal voting and violations of state election law. He said his office has more than 250 open cases from this year outstanding.
Four groups are being targeted by Raffensperger’s office regarding specific allegations of improper actions and violations of Georgia election law.
America Votes has blanketing the state with absentee ballot applications including to addresses where the addressees haven’t lived in more than 25 years. Vote Forward attempted to register a dead Alabama woman to vote in Georgia. And the New Georgia Project sent standard voter registration applications to New York City.
A group calling itself Operation New Voter Registration Georgia is fraudulently telling college students they can change their registration so they can vote in Georgia for the run-off election and then immediately change it back to their home state after the election.
That group, Raffensperger said, doesn’t seem to have an online presence. An email sent to an address on a post circulating on Twitter found a dead end.