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GAGOP’s Shafer Calls On The Secretary Of State To Protect The Integrity Of The Senate Runoff Elections

Urges “additional measures” to stop Democrats from “temporarily” moving to Georgia and “unlawfully registering and voting”


ATLANTA, GA – Following calls for Democrats to “temporarily” move to Georgia ahead of the December 7th voter registration deadline, Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer has written to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger urging that additional measures be taken to protect the integrity of the Georgia Senate run-off elections.

The letter reads in part:

The Georgia Republican Party is concerned about recent media reports that various out-of-state individuals and organizations are advocating that citizens of other states “temporarily” move to Georgia to register and vote in the runoff elections for United States Senate.

We now request that you utilize your broad powers to ensure that Georgia voters receive a fair election in January.  Specifically, given the evidence that individuals and organizations are inciting unlawful voting by non-Georgians on a massive scale, and in order to uphold the election rights of our lawful citizens, the following measures are needed: 

  1. Direct the county boards of registrars to report each new voter registration between November 3, 2020, and December 7, 2020, within 24 hours to the Secretary of State’s office.
  2. Conduct an investigation before the January 5, 2020, General Election run-offs into each new voter registration between November 3, 2020, and December 7, 2020, concerning: (a) his or her intent to remain a Georgia resident and (b) whether any violations of Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-561 or Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-571 may have occurred. 
  3. If it is not feasible to accomplish Request No. 2 before the election, segregate all ballots cast in the run-offs to the General Election by new voters registering between November 3, 2020, and December 7, 2020, until such ballots are necessary to determine the outcome of either run-off, at which point an investigation can be conducted into whether the voters are lawful residents.  

The Georgia legislature never intended for non-Georgians to dilute the voices of Georgians in our elections.  Quite to the contrary, our laws are written to ensure that our United States Senators and all of our elected officials are chosen by Georgians.  We look forward to working with your office to protect the integrity of Georgia’s elections.

For questions, contact Stewart Bragg at (404) 500-9546 or [email protected].

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