An organization with links to Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), New Georgia Project, has been accused of forging voter registration forms and falsely telling registered voters they were required by law to re-register. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp received multiple complaints from at least six counties and in response to those complaints, subpoenaed the group to produce all documents related to their efforts to “register voters, store voter information, contact voters or any other canvassing project.”
New Georgia Project is an offshoot of the organization Third Sector Development, which was founded, and currently led, by Stacey Abrams.
In a memo sent to county elections officials, Mr. Kemp stated that:
“[A p]reliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities’ including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information.”
When questioned by a local news reporter, Mr. Kemp continued to stand up for the integrity of the election process, saying:
“We’re just not going to put up with fraud. I mean, we have zero tolerance for that in Georgia so we’ve opened an investigation and served some subpoenas. At the end of the day this is not going to be about politics. This is about potential fraud which we think happened.”
Considering Abram’s involvement in Michelle Nunn’s senate race, Senate candidate David Perdue’s spokeswoman Megan Whittemore released a statement, drawing similarities between the New Georgia Project and another group known for fraudulent election activity – ACORN – stating:
“The serious allegations of illegal activities and potential fraud from liberal voter registration groups are outrageous and should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. As outlined in Michelle Nunn’s well-documented campaign plan, since Democrats cannot win on the issues they are aggressively trying to expand the electorate by any means necessary. The fact that an organization led by a well-known Nunn supporter would attempt to illegally register voters is unacceptable and reminiscent of the Obama-political machine’s ACORN scandal. There is nothing more fundamental to our democratic process than maintaining the integrity of our elections and any attempt to tamper with them is deplorable.”
Abrams is still “weighing her options” on responding to the subpoena.