Frenzied efforts by Georgia Democrats to register new voters in time for early voting and the Nov. 4 general election have hit an embarrassing snag courtesy of Secretary of State Brian Kemp after he received mounting complaints that a group headed by a state House of Representatives minority leader Stacy Abrams is alleged to have committed voter fraud.

In September Kemp launched an investigation into Abrams’ left-wing organization called the New Georgia Project and its parent organization Third Sector Development. “This is not about politics, it is about fraud,” Kemp told Atlanta’s WSB-TV at the time, as his office was subpoenaing materials related to New Georgia Project registration efforts in five heavily Democrat counties. He cited evidence of “significant illegal activities including forged registration applications (and) forged signatures on some applications… .”

When asked last spring by the publication Roll Call why Democrats expect to register black voters who stayed home twice when Obama was on the ballot, Abrams declared that President Barack Obama’s campaign did not expend significant resources in Georgia but that Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn would have plenty of funding and would be competitive if approximately 200,000 minorities could quickly be added to the voter rolls. “People who didn’t register to vote for President Obama in 2012 or 2008, they did not have someone coming to their door saying we have a chance to win,” Abrams told Roll Call. “With Michelle’s race, there will be a concerted effort to register and mobilize and turn out voters.” 

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