Raffensperger believes both of these crimes may have been committed by Georgia-based third party organizations.
In a an interview on the Jon Solomon Reports podcast, Raffensperger said his office did a citizenship audit of Georgia’s voter rolls and found that more than 1,600 noncitizens attempted to register to vote.
“[W]hat I found is we had 1,634 that were never put on the voter rolls, they were in the pending status, because they couldn’t prove their citizenship,” he explained.
“That’s a felony in Georgia to even attempt to register if you’re a noncitizen. And that’s a one to 10-year prison term, and up to a $100,000 fine.”
He continued, saying his office sent this information to the state attorney general and local district attorneys. who will interview those who could not prove their citizenship.
Raffensperger said that the purpose of these investigations is to find out if there is “an organization that’s been really attempting to get noncitizens on the voter rolls in Georgia.”
He also noted that his office is defending a state law that requires ID and citizenship checks for voters against Stacey Abrams‘ Fair Fight Action, Inc. group.
Abrams and her coalition are suing Georgia under the claim that the law violates the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
“[W]hen Stacey Abrams ran for governor four years ago, she talked about the blue wave,” Raffensperger recalled, “and she said, ‘That’s the people who are documented and undocumented,’ i.e., that means the noncitizens … she wanted them to be able to vote in our elections, and absolutely not… Only American citizens should vote.”
Raffensperger and his office looked into ballot harvesting after the 2020 election.
“[W]e’re going to follow that all the way,” he vowed. “And you have to, as they say, ‘follow the money.’ And we’re gonna get to the bottom of it, and we’re gonna prosecute.”