Sen. Warnock Under Investigation for Voter Registration Misconduct

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Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is under investigation in his own state due to allegations that an organization he was a part of has engaged in voter registration misconduct.

With a vote of 3-0, the Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously to move forward with the investigation against an organization that left-wing activist Stacy Adams founded. This is due to allegations that the organization did voter registration misconduct and did not follow deadlines.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter later, “Warnock, a Democrat elected last month to the U.S. Senate, is named as a respondent in the case because he was listed as the CEO for the New Georgia Project at the time.” They also added that the organization claims that its own documents misidentified Warnock as the CEO of the group when he was aboard chairman.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also added, “Representatives of the New Georgia Project hand-delivered 1,268 voter registration applications to the Gwinnett County elections office beyond the time allowed.” AJC continued, “State election rules require voter registration organizations to submit completed applications within 10 days after they were received from the voter.”

In addition to this, AJC also noted another case involving the group that Abrams remains open. The said case alleges, “contractors for the New Georgia Project forged signatures and submitted incomplete forms.”

Although some may look at the investigation as politically motivated, it is worthy of taking note that Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, launched an investigation of President Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia election officials at the beginning of the year, wherein Trump allegedly “urged” them to “find” additional votes. It’s also worth recording that those same officials frequently dismissed claims from Trump that there was widespread voter fraud in the state.

In separate news, AJC reported, “The investigation was prompted by a complaint from George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf III. By opening the inquiry, the secretary of state’s law enforcement investigators will be looking into allegations involving Raffensperger, who is their boss. Election investigations can take months or years before they’re referred to the State Election Board, where Raffensperger is the chairman.”

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Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Raffensperger said in a statement, “The secretary of state’s office investigates complaints it receives. The investigations are fact-finding and administrative in nature. Any further legal efforts will be left to the attorney general.”

In response, Trump advisor Jason Miller also issued a statement stating, “There was nothing improper or untoward about a scheduled call between President Trump, Secretary Raffensperger and lawyers on both sides.” Miller added, “If Mr. Raffensperger didn’t want to receive calls about the election, he shouldn’t have run for secretary of state.”

During the campaign period, Warnock was repeatedly criticized over the radical statements he made while he was still serving as the pastor. He also faced multiple scandals. Including among them is the accusation of abuse that allegedly occurred at a camp where he served and a domestic dispute between him and his wife which prompted law enforcement officers to respond.