Senator Raphael Warnock (D., Ga.) is beneath investigation for his involvement within the New Georgia Project, a voter registration group based by Stacey Abrams, which officers say did not comply with state election deadlines in 2019.
The Georgia State Election Board voted 3-0 Wednesday to launch an investigation into Warnock’s time as chairman of the board for the New Georgia Project in 2019, when officers say the group violated state election rules that require voting registration organizations to submit accomplished voter utility inside ten days after they’re acquired from the voter.
Officials say the New Georgia Project submitted 1,268 functions to the Gwinnett County elections workplace after the ten-day deadline in 2019.
The board will refer the investigation to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican. The solely Democrat on the board, in addition to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, abstained from the vote.
Nse Ufot, the CEO of New Georgia Project, pushed again towards the claims in a press release, saying the board assembly was “the first time we heard about the allegations regarding NGP’s important voter registration work from 2019.”
“We have not received any information on this matter from the Secretary or any other Georgia official,” Ufot stated.
In December, Raffensperger introduced an investigation into the New Georgia Project and different voter registration teams, alleging that that they had “sought to register ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters.”
Warnock resigned from the New Georgia Project on January 28, 2020.
Abrams based the group in 2014 and later made an unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor, dropping by roughly 55,000 votes to Governor Brian Kemp. She claimed that Kemp, who was then- Georgia secretary of state, had gained because of voter suppression efforts he carried out throughout his time in workplace, equivalent to purging voter roles.