September 18, 2014
Today, the Georgia Election Board met to discuss voter fraud allegations leveled against Democrat-backed group, The New Georgia Project. Following the meeting in which the organization in question was given until September 26 to provide additional information about their registration tactics in Georgia, GAGOP Minority Engagement Director Leo Smith issued the following statement:
“It’s embarrassing to turn on the television and see Democrats wildly attacking the Secretary of State’s office for investigating voter registration fraud in Georgia. With thirteen counties reporting suspicious activity and fraudulent registration applications, Secretary Kemp did exactly what he was elected to do. His party affiliation and race should not prevent him from doing his job or warrant cries of voter suppression and racism from those under investigation.
“African Americans in Georgia should not blindly buy-in to the rhetoric and grandstanding from Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The Civil Rights Movement gave people like me the right to vote without fear, not escape the processes of accountability.”