In 2020, we in the United States of America are finding out that, all jokes aside, the dead really do vote, and not only that, with runoff elections coming up, they are continuing to register to vote.
At least that’s what seems to be happening in Georgia where the Secretary of State in that state, Brad Raffensperger, is looking into reports of groups trying to register ineligible voters – living and not – including one headed up by former gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams.
Raffensperger’s office on Wednesday said the investigations are into groups including America Votes, Vote Forward, and The New Georgia Project — which was founded by Abrams and previously chaired by Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock…
“I have issued clear warnings several times to groups and individuals working to undermine the integrity of elections in Georgia through false and fraudulent registrations,” Raffensperger said in a statement Wednesday. “The security of Georgia’s elections is of the utmost importance.”
Raffensperger said Wednesday that his office has “received specific evidence that these groups have solicited voter registrations from ineligible individuals who have passed away or live out of state.”
“I will investigate these claims thoroughly and take action against anyone attempting to undermine our elections,” he vowed.
Wonderful. It only took a contested presidential election for some state officials to really start looking into a matter that has been brewing for decades.
Seriously, four years ago, the states refused to cooperate in cleaning up the voter rolls, and now all of a sudden they are interested in election integrity.
The secretary of state also pinpointed “Operation New Voter Registration Georgia, who is telling college students in Georgia that they can change their residency to Georgia and then change it back after the election.”
Where all of that goes is anyone’s guess, but at least this issue is no longer being ignored as it was for many years.