(NewsReady.com) – For months, Democrats have been pushing to make mail-in voting more widespread. President Donald Trump and Republicans are against the expansion because they believe it’ll lead to an increase in voter fraud. On Tuesday, September 8, Georgia’s secretary of state showed exactly why the GOP is fighting so hard against making the alternative way to cast a ballot widespread.
During a press conference on Tuesday in Atlanta, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) said 1,000 people voted twice in the state’s June primary. He said roughly 150,000 people went to their local polling place after receiving an absentee ballot, but election workers were able to stop most ballots from being counted. Thankfully, the votes that went through did not impact the outcome of any election.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that 1,000 Georgians voted twice in the state’s June 9 primary, a felony that he said will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. https://t.co/xLBZkMMi3L
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) September 8, 2020
The secretary discussed one voter who bragged about casting two ballots. That person reportedly claimed he did it to prove fraud could happen. Raffensperger told reporters that “intentionally” committing a crime isn’t “an excuse under the law.”
The people who cast double votes could be arrested on felony charges, according to Raffensperger.
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