Posted by on July 3, 2021 1:44 pm
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Positive Change Coming to Georgia Elections

A Fulton County election worker removes absentee ballots for the U.S. Senate runoff elections from envelopes at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Positive changes are coming to Georgia elections as the state is looking to clean up elections in counties where fraud is running rampant.

We all watched in 2020 as election fraud was running rampant across the country. Throughout this time Georgia was one state that was highly contested.

Georgia has recently passed bill SB 202 which enables the state to take out county elections.

The Epoch Times reports:

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pursuing the taking over of Fulton County’s elections operations, claiming that the Atlanta-area county has habitually failed to count votes.

“I think people are saying enough is enough,” Raffensperger said during a Just the News podcast on June 30. “I’m tired of it, but so is everyone else who lives in the other 158 counties [in Georgia].”

Raffensperger, a Republican who has been frequently criticized by former President Donald Trump after the 2020 election, stated that he will invoke Georgia’s recent election integrity law that allows Georgia’s Elections Board to take over elections operations in localities that have issues with counting ballots.

The law, SB 202, was approved by the Georgia state Legislature and signed into law earlier this year. The Department of Justice announced last week that it will file a civil rights lawsuit against the measure.

Raffensperger was asked during the podcast about whether he would recommend that the Elections Board take over Fulton County by using the law.

“Yes is the answer to your question,” he said.

“With SB 202, habitually failing counties can—actually the state election board can come in and replace the election director and really take over the governance of that.”

Raffensperger also noted that he sought the ouster of a top Fulton County elections official, but the county declined to do so.

During the podcast interview, Raffensperger cited a report released by elections monitor Carter Jones in June that detailed alleged irregularities at a Fulton County vote-counting center in November 2020.

“What [Jones] said was it’s all this mismanagement,” he said, noting that county “mismanagement” and “dysfunction” erodes the public’s trust in the election system and “really lends itself to conspiracy theories.”

“So it needs to be fixed. It’s our largest county.”

Representatives from Fulton County didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time.

Do you agree that we need to have revisions to our local election laws to help prohibit fraud going forward?

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