Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Wants Feds to Investigate New Allegations Against Fulton County

 

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday called upon members of the U.S. Justice Department to investigate Fulton County elections.

This, following recent allegations that Fulton County shredded 300 municipal election-related applications in violation of state law. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has already launched an investigation into the allegations, according to a press release.

“After 20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections, Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be,” Raffensperger said in the press release.

“The Department of Justice needs to take a long look at what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership disenfranchises Fulton voters through incompetence and malfeasance. The voters of Georgia are sick of Fulton County’s failures.”

Fulton County officials allegedly shredded 300 applications related to Georgia’s municipal elections. State law requires that election officials preserve election documents related to primary or general elections for 24 months after the election. Raffensperger’s office is investigating the allegations, the press release said.

“After repeatedly calling for new leadership in Fulton’s elections, Raffensperger is also participating in a review under Georgia’s new election law that could lead to a replacement of the leadership of Fulton County’s elections,” according to the press release.

Raffensperger announced last month that he filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) with the U.S. Department of Justice to release any records of contact with Stacey Abrams. Raffensperger said he also wants records of contact with Abrams’ Fair Fight Action and 60 other liberal activist organizations.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s election laws.

U.S. Justice Department officials announced on their website in June that they filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, the Georgia secretary of state, and the Georgia State Election Board over SB 202, a new voter integrity law that Governor Brian Kemp signed into law in March. The United States’ complaint challenges provisions of SB 202 under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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3 Thoughts to “Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Wants Feds to Investigate New Allegations Against Fulton County”

  1. John Walters

    why THE FEDS? DONT WANT ANYONE TO FIND OUT YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT? OR THAT you are somehow involved again? GARLAND FAVORITO…GO GET EM….He dont care about Georgians, only himself…THIS PROVES IT. HE is doing everything he can to keep GARLAND FAVORITO AWAY FROM THE BALLOTS, HE FIGURES THIS IS ANOTHER THING HE CAN TRY. GARLAND, GET JUDGE AMERO TO KEEP DOJ OUT

  2. Kevin

    This is hilarious! Like asking a mouse, or in this case a rat, to watch the cheese. He should just suggest that the same DOJ/FBI people who helped spawn Russia-gate do the investigation.

    The Federal government is about as likely to find and expose the truth as I have of flapping my arms and flying. Ratburger is a joke and an embarrassment to the people of Georgia!

    How about them bulldogs!

  3. Linkster

    For a year, this POS said this was the most perfect election in history, and now, after multiple incidents of serious malfeasance, incompetence, and, in all probability, criminal fraud, he finally calls for an investigation? He is incompetent beyond belief. You don’t wait a year when you encounter a crime scene. They were shredding voter registration forms after knowingly being under investigation and surveillance, how much evidence did they destroy prior to knowingly they were being watched? If this isn’t clear evidence of incompetence and criminal complicity, I don’t what is.

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