More than 100,000 voters who did not vote in Georgia’s presidential election have requested mail-in ballots for the state’s upcoming Senate run-off elections, and more than 76,000 new voters have registered since Election Day, according to recent data.
As of Thursday afternoon, 108,625 Georgians who did not vote in the November election have applied for mail-in ballots to vote on Jan. 5.
At the same time, tens of thousands of new voters registered before Dec. 7, and the vast majority of these new voters are young.
Some are new Georgia residents, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and none of them have voting records in the state.
These numbers follow reports that liberal voter-advocacy groups are illegally recruiting ineligible voters.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger even launched an investigation into an organization run by failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for “repeatedly and aggressively” seeking to register “ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters.”
The New Georgia Project, as well as two other organizations—America Votes and Vote Forward—have been encouraging illegal voting actions, according to Raffensperger, despite being “issued clear warnings several times.”
“Here’s something that came to my house yesterday, we got three of them, all from the same organization and it’s to my son Brenton J. Raffensperger who passed away two years ago,” he explained.
“We’ve had additional information coming in regarding the tactics from these groups including the New Georgia Project sending five voter registrations to the same dead person, and sending applications to ineligible voters,” he said.
Meanwhile, other liberals have been encouraging out-of-state Democrats to move to Georgia to vote in the Senate run-off elections since Georgia does not require new residents to wait a certain period of time before applying for voter registration in the state.
Raffensperger has warned Democrats that temporarily relocating to Georgia to vote in the run-offs is a felony.