Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect accurate information involving noncitizens and Georgia’s 2020 election.
Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that his department is examining evidence of ballot harvesting and illegitimate voting by noncitizens during the 2020 election.
According to Just the News, Raffensperger’s audit of voter registrations identified over 1,600 instances of noncitizens who attempted to register to vote in the 2020 presidential election. These individuals were not added to the voter rolls, the secretary of state said.
On Tuesday’s John Solomon Reports podcast, Raffensperger explained, “What I found is we had 1,634 that were never put on the voter rolls. They were in the pending status because they couldn’t prove their citizenship,”
He added, “That’s a felony in Georgia to even attempt to register if you’re a noncitizen. And that’s a one to ten-year prison term and up to a $100,000 fine.”
The evidence presented by Raffensperger could provide additional proof of the Democrats’ efforts to rig the 2020 election.
Raffensperger reportedly sent this information to the state attorney general and district attorneys, who are expected to ask those who voted illegally, “Did you do this on your own free will? Or were you put up by it by some third-party organization?”
Raffensperger suggested that Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been supportive of noncitizens voting in the state’s elections, adding, “I’ve been pushing back on that. I think that’s an incredibly critical issue, not just for us here in Georgia but for the entire country. Only American citizens should vote.”
President Trump has frequently expressed his disappointment with Raffensperger for not doing enough to expose the fraud in the 2020 election. Despite multiple irregularities and evidence of widespread voter fraud, Raffensperger refused to properly audit the election results, resulting in Trump endorsing his Republican opponent, Rep. Jody Hice.
In recent months, Georgia’s secretary of state has acknowledged the need for voter integrity laws and the elimination of ballot harvesting. However, his comments have not restored the confidence of Georgia’s citizens, leading to a very tight race with challenger Jody Hice.
During the podcast interview, Raffensperger also commented on Georgia’s investigation into ballot harvesting, saying, “We’re going to follow that all the way.” He also emphasized, “We’re gonna get to the bottom of it, and we’re gonna prosecute.”