Trump Was Right: 1,000 People Caught Voting TWICE During GA Primary Election
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Several Democrats are pushing for an immediate transition away from traditional in-person voting to a vote-by-mail system in all 50 states ahead of the 2020 election amid the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump has been railing against this and voter fraud in general, saying they are ripe for fraud and abuse.
Further proving his case, a new explosive report reveals that over 1,000 people have been caught double voting in a Georgia election primary.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The 1,000 residents of Georgia who were caught double voting may face prosecution, according to a top state official.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Tuesday that his office and local prosecutions would investigate and, if appropriate, bring charges against those who voted twice during the primary election in June. Those people cast their votes with an absentee ballot and then voted in person on the day of the election.
"A double voter knows exactly what they’re doing, diluting the votes of each and every voter that follows the law,” Raffensperger told reporters during a press conference. “Those that make the choice to game the system are breaking the law. And as secretary of state, I will not tolerate it.”
Raffensperger, a Republican, did note that these were not enough double votes to sway any of the state elections, but the point stands that people could try to get away with casting even more illegal ballots.
Double voting is a felony in the state of Georgia and those found guilty face a fine of up to $100,000 and 10 years in prison.
Georgia officials say they plan to drop the hammer on these people who intentionally broke the law.
Democrats are already trying to claim this is no big deal.
Scott Hogan, the executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, said voter fraud is rare and accused Raffensperger of wasting the taxpayer's time.
"It is clear that rather than do his job of promoting the safety and security of our voting process, the secretary of state is instead pushing the GOP’s voting conspiracy theories and disinformation," Hogan said.
Aklima Khondoker, the Georgia director for All Voting Is Local, said the same thing.
“They only did what they thought was right to make sure their vote was counted," said Khondoker. “Voters are not criminal."
Raffensperger said suspected double-voters are responsible because they knew they had returned an absentee ballot but then proceeded to vote at a precinct.
Each voter should only cast one ballot, he said.