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Partisan critics of Georgia’s elections described our processes and security measures as ‘ Jim Crow 2.0 ’ designed to ‘ suppress ’ voters and ‘ subvert ’ elections, but record-breaking midterm voter turnout, minimal voter wait times and an overwhelming majority of voters approving of how our election went prove that Georgia voters see through those lies. They know that Georgia elections are safe, secure and accessible to every legal voter.
Georgia's election laws strike an appropriate balance between election security and voter convenience, we saw record voter turnout in 2022, extremely high voter turnout for a midterm election, at levels that prove claims of voter suppression are just as trumped up as claims of stolen elections.
Found on FOX News 11 months ago
In 2018, 223,576 Georgians voted by mail for governor. So far this year, we’ve received 239,789 requests for absentee ballots, 238,356 have been mailed out, we’ll exceed 2018’s total for mailed-in ballots. So far we’ve been breaking the early vote record set in 2018, and we’re approaching the early vote numbers in 2020.
When it came to actually present evidence to support their ridiculous talking points in court, President Biden’s The DOJ and their liberal allies failed miserably, that’s because the common sense election reforms in Georgia’s Election Integrity Act, like photo-ID for all forms of voting, make sense.' Raffensperger continued.
Together with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, investigators in my office have looked into hundreds of allegations of voter fraud since the November 2020 election but have found nothing that puts the overall integrity of Georgia’s elections in doubt or anything even close to putting the election results in question, thankfully, many conservatives recognize that we had a free and fair election but came up short, and that the people of Georgia are better off if we look forward rather than relitigating the past.
I spoke to the January 6th committee to ensure they included the full record of how stolen election claims damage our democracy -- whether in 2016, 2018, or 2020, while liberals in Washington, D.C. remain focused on Trump, conservatives should focus on the kitchen table issues that really matter to the American people.
Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections, that is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.
From day one I have encouraged Georgians with legitimate concerns about the election in their counties to pursue those claims through legal avenues, fulton County has a longstanding history of election mismanagement that has understandably weakened voters' faith in its system. Allowing this audit provides another layer of transparency and citizen engagement.
What you want is a law or process that works, no matter who is in charge - Republican or Democrat—because it is objectively fair, i will always fight to make sure we have the appropriate balance of accessibility and security so that everyone knows that their vote will count and be counted accurately, and if we do that, then at the end of the day, if you lose a race you’ve lost it honestly, and you need to go back and figure out what you’re going to do the next time to actually win.
It is not a racist bill—having a driver’s license number is supported by two-thirds of all Georgians—African Americans support it, caucasians support it, Democrats support it, and Republicans, we have used photo ID for over 12 years now, everyone accepts it, everyone has an ID to, you know, jump on a plane, people have it all the time.
Whether it is the President of the United States or a failed gubernatorial candidate, disinformation regarding election administration should be condemned and rejected. Integrity matters. Truth matters, today, the secretary of state's office will be recertifying our state's election results. Then the safe harbor, under the United States code to name electors, is tomorrow, and then they will meet on December 14 to officially elect The President.
My job is to follow Georgia law and see to it that all legal votes, and no illegal votes, are counted properly and accurately, as Secretary of State, that is my duty, and I will continue to do my duty. As a Republican, I am concerned about Republicans keeping the U.S. Senate. I recommend that Senators Kelly Loeffler and Senator Perdue start focusing on that.
Found on Reuters 3 years ago
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