11/29: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claims governor-elect Brian Kemp suppressed voters in Georgia, but turnout and registration increased this year.
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Kemp: “In the Peach State, it is easy to vote and hard to cheat, and I will not waver in my commitment to ensuring secure, accessible, and fair elections.”
“This is not something we’re looking to in the near future. This is a conversation we’re having in the long term with state and local government, who are responsible for voting infrastructure.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said Tuesday his office was investigating allegations of voter fraud by a group led by the state’s Democratic House minority leader that it believes may have forged voter registration documents and signatures and filled out voter applications with false information.
Kemp said in a memo obtained by WSBTV that his office has received complaints about the group in five counties in northern Georgia outside Atlanta — Barow, Butts, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry, and Muscogee — and sent subpoenas to the New Georgia Project and Third Sector Development, its parent organization, led by Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams (D).
“We’re just not going to put up with fraud,” Kemp told WSBTV. “I mean, we have zero tolerance for that in Georgia, so we’ve opened an investigation and served some subpoenas.”
Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling partly blocks Georgia from enforcing a law requiring would-be voters to prove U.S. citizenship, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.
In a 7-2 decision on June 24, the court ruled a similar statute in Arizona is pre-empted by federal law. Passed in 2009, Georgia’s law requires voter registration applicants to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, such as copies of passports or birth certificates.