September 10, 2014
After reports of voter fraud from various counties throughout the state, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp launched an investigation into the activities of New Georgia Project, which was founded by House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. Sec. Kemp sent a subpoena today to the New Georgia Project and its parent organization Third Sector Development demanding that all documents be turned over to the State Election Board’s investigators by Tuesday, September 16. In response to these disturbing accusations, Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett issued the following statements:
“The complaints lodged against Stacey Abrahams and the New Georgia Project are alarming,” said Padgett. “Georgia voters deserve secure, accessible, and fair elections and any attempt to rig the system in favor of one party or one candidate should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
“We cannot allow groups that mimic the activities of ACORN to compromise the faith that voters have in the democratic process. The future of this state and the direction of this country should be determined at the ballot box – not manipulated behind closed doors.”