Fox News is reporting that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “joined fellow Republicans Wednesday in calling for an end to allowing all voters in the state to submit absentee ballots without providing justification for why they cannot vote in person.”
Raffensperger said the no-excuse system for absentee voting “makes no sense when we have three weeks of in-person early voting available.” He also wants to impose a voter ID requirement for absentee voting.
In an alarming separate story, Fox said Raffensperger’s office has sent 8,000 letters to people who had moved out of the state, but were seeking absentee ballots in order to vote in the Jan. 5 special runoff election for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats.
Raffensperger announced that anyone attempting to “game the system” so they could vote when they no longer resided in the state will be prosecuted. In Georgia, that can carry penalties ranging upwards to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
The stakes are high in next month’s election. The outcome will determine control of the Senate. If both Republican incumbents win, the GOP retains control of the Senate and serves as a wall against Joe Biden’s far left agenda, which includes sweeping new gun control plans, already dubbed extreme by gun rights organizations. If Democrats take both seats, the Senate will be split 50-50 and tie votes would be broken by Senate President Kamala Harris.
Voting has already commenced, and there are fears of election fraud, a concern that was amplified Tuesday evening by President Donald Trump in a video during which he declared, “The truth is: We won the election by a landslide, we won it big,” according to a Newsmax report.
He claimed to have proof of “overwhelming election fraud.”
The president has made the same claim during previous appearances, but several courts have already rejected several legal challenges.
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