Democratic Party of Georgia Response to Secretary of State Task Force

April 6, 2020

ATLANTA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Director Scott Hogan released the following statement: 

“Years of evidence show us that voter fraud does not exist in Georgia, but voter suppression does. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s announcement of an Absentee Ballot Fraud Task Force is state sponsored voter intimidation, full stop.  There is no empirical evidence that voter fraud is a legitimate issue in Georgia.  

It is clear the Secretary is caving into pressure by the Georgia GOP, who, upon discovering that Georgians would have a way to access the ballot amid a global health pandemic, went on record saying higher turnout would be devastating for Republicans. It is despicable that Republicans in Georgia are leveraging a global health emergency as an excuse to further suppress the vote.

The best use of the Secretary of State’s time and resources is to continue ensuring that every single Georgia voter, regardless of who they are or who they’re voting for, is able to receive and cast their vote by mail ballot without fear for their health or safety.” 


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