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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is investigating a possible election crime in the Peach State related to a Democrat campaign office just outside of Atlanta.
According to a report from Fox News, Raffensperger’s office will be looking into whether the Democrat Party violated an existing state statute that prohibits electioneering.
The Democrat Party reportedly set up a campaign office 150 feet, the state-required distance, from a Georgia polling place. However, Jason Snead, the executive director of Honest Elections Project, said in a statement to Fox News Digital that this was “bending the rules.”
According to the Fox News report, the campaign headquarters was within sight of the Georgia polling place and its windows allegedly included political messages that encouraged voters to cast their ballots for Democrats.
This is not the first time that Georgia has garnered the spotlight for reports of alleged suspicious activities related to election processes.
In June, the election integrity group VoterGA recently exposed staggering evidence of election irregularities across several Georgia counties. VoterGA has subsequently filed a lawsuit against all 159 Georgia counties to unseal ballots from June district races, suggesting that the Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 voting system allegedly manipulated election results.
Jason Snead, who previously worked with former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, commented in an official press statement that Honest Elections Project filed an amicus brief in Georgia to defend “commonsense measures that the public wants in place to protect the integrity of their elections.”
“Today, we filed an amicus brief in Georgia defending the fair, reasonable, and commonsense measures that the public wants in place to protect the integrity of their elections. SB 202 in Georgia made it easier to vote and harder to cheat, including measures that shortened long lines at polls while protecting voters in those lines from invasive last-second campaigning. Protecting the sanctity of polling places prevents administrative confusion, electioneering, and voter intimidation. No group should be able to give gifts to voters who are about to vote, and laws stopping that practice are common. That is why Georgia’s law should stand, and we argue that the Plaintiff’s motions should be denied.”
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s investigation into the Democrat Party’s campaign office will precede a heated midterm election in November.