In an emailed press release, the New Georgia Project, a purportedly partisan voter registration group co-founded by failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, has denied impropriety after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger claimed the organization encouraged non-Georgia residents to register to vote in the state’s Senate runoff elections.
“Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, resurrected a tired and false claim against the New Georgia Project’s legitimate efforts to register eligible Georgians to participate in elections in a press conference held Monday morning, November 30th,” the statement read. “As Georgians are turning out in record numbers to have their voices heard at the polls, the Secretary of State is resorting to desperate attempts to smear law-abiding organizations and scare eligible Georgians from registering to vote in critical upcoming elections. We will not be deterred.
“This attack on our organization comes at a time when people across the country have witnessed the strength of our program and the collective power of a new Georgia electorate that embraces a system of inclusivity and opportunity for all Georgians. The timing is not accidental.”
By “inclusivity,” Abrams and her organization mean “including a wide variety of massive voter fraud.”
Raffensperger announced in a press conference on Monday that his office will launch an investigation into voting groups accused of encouraging non-Georgia residents to register to vote in the runoff elections. “Voting in Georgia when you are not a resident of Georgia is a felony, and encouraging college kids to commit felonies with no regard for what [it] might mean for them is despicable. These third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible.”