The Secretary of State in Georgia, Brian Kemp (R), on Tuesday said that his office was investigating alleged voter fraud by a group lead by the Democratic House minority leader.
Kemp (pictured), in a memo obtained by WSBTV, said that his office had received complaints in five counties in the northern part of the state about forged voter registration documents. The complaints also alleged fake signatures and voter applications of false information.
In the memo Kemp said his office had sent subpoenas out to the New Georgia Project and its parent organization, the Third Sector Development on Tuesday. Third Sector Development was founded by House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D).
The subpoena says that all relevant documents should be given to the State Election Board’s investigators by Sept. 16.
Abrams, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that her group has previously reached out to the secretary of State’s office in June to make sure they were complying with Georgia law.
“It is a non-partisan project,” Abrams said. Abrams added that the group has trained and conducted background checks on the hundreds of canvassers it used. She also said 11 percent of the 85,000 registration forms it had turned in were incomplete. State law, however, requires all forms the group receives be turned in, even if they aren’t complete.
“We don’t get to decide if something is good or bad,” Abrams said. But Abrams did say the incomplete forms were flagged by her group before turning them in.
“We’re just not going to put up with fraud,” Kemp said to WSBTV. “I mean we have zero tolerance for that in Georgia, so we’ve opened an investigation and served some subpoenas.”
(H/t: The Washington Post)