Georgia Secretary Of State Investigating Voter Registration Group Run By Democrat Raphael Warnock

The New Georgia Project, an organization founded by failed 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and formerly led by Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock, is under investigation for allegedly sending ballot applications to non-residents.

During his time as CEO of the organization from 2017 until February this year, Warnock assisted in the group’s efforts to register “nearly 400,000 people from underrepresented communities to vote in Georgia.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is currently examining a potential violation of state law that may have occurred when the organization sent voter registration applications to New York City.

“Voting in Georgia when you are not a resident of Georgia is a felony,” Raffensperger said at a press conference. “These third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible.”

In addition to the self-described “nonpartisan” group, Raffensperger will also be investigating three other organizations accused of “improper registration activities.” These include America Votes, which reportedly mailed “absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994,” Vote Forward which allegedly registered a dead voter from another state for Georgia elections, and Operation New Voter Registration Georgia which “is accused of recommending college students temporarily change their residency for the purpose of voting in the state.”

While Warnock claimed in 2017 that “using the word voter fraud is alarmist, and it was totally unnecessary,” the secretary of state’s office previously investigated the organization after reports of forged voter registration applications in 2014. After a referral to law enforcement in 2017, the case never resulted in any charges.

This lack of charges, Warnock said, was because the group has “excellent internal controls and that we have followed the law.”

In addition to this most recent investigation, the reverend recently came under fire after reports resurfaced of his involvement in a 2002 police investigation when he, along with another minister, allegedly prevented law enforcement officers from interviewing counselors from the church’s camp following reports of suspected child abuse.

Warnock will face off with Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia Senate runoff race in January, one of the two races that could decide the fate of the GOP’s current majority in the Senate.

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Stacey Abrams Voter Registration Group Denies Impropriety as Georgia Election Officials Investigate

As Georgians are turning out in record numbers to have their voices heard at the polls, the Secretary of State is resorting to desperate attempts to smear law-abiding organizations and scare eligible Georgians from registering to vote in critical upcoming elections. We will not be deterred.

This attack on our organization comes at a time when people across the country have witnessed the strength of our program and the collective power of a new Georgia electorate that embraces a system of inclusivity and opportunity for all Georgians. The timing is not accidental.

The organization also stated that it will “continue its mission to register eligible voters in advance of the December 7th deadline” in its efforts to make sure that Georgia residents “have their voices heard at the polls and freely and fairly cast their ballots for those who would represent them.”

Raffensperger announced earlier Monday that his office will launch an investigation into voting groups accused of encouraging non-Georgia residents to register to vote in the runoff elections, which are set to take place on January 5.

“We have opened an investigation into a group called America Votes, who is sending absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994,” Raffensperger said during a press conference, adding:

Voting in Georgia when you are not a resident of Georgia is a felony, and encouraging college kids to commit felonies with no regard for what [it] might mean for them is despicable. These third-party groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible.

Other organizations set to face scrutiny from the investigation include America Votes, Operation New Voter Registration Georgia, and Vote Forward.

Last week, Abrams announced that 900,000 Georgians had requested a mail-in ballot for the runoff elections between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and her Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock, and another between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and his Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff.

Interestingly, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Warnock served as the CEO of The New Georgia Project until February of this year.

“Warnock was listed as CEO of the New Georgia Project from 2017 until Feb. 21, 2020, according to the group’s corporate filings,” the report stated. “He has been identified as the New Georgia Project’s chairman and spokesman in media reports and has said he organized voter mobilization drives for the group, including a push to register 80,000 new minority voters in 2014.”

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Newt Gingrich: America’s Future Depends on Outcome of Georgia’s Senate Races

America’s future depends on the outcomes of the elections for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, said former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Monday, offering his remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow asked about demoralization among conservatives and Republicans in Georgia rooted in mistrust of the electoral and political systems.

“A lot of people in the audience are discouraged,” Marlow stated. “I don’t think it’s the majority, by any means, but there’s certainly a number of people who’ve been pretty vocal that they’re discouraged. They think the election process — if it’s not going to be legitimate — then there’s no point in voting and they don’t want to vote. They’re going protest in Georgia by not voting. I would like to hope it’s a small number of people, but a small number of people could swing the whole election. Do you have a message for those people?”

Gingrich urged Georgians to vote and volunteer as poll watchers.

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Gingrich continued with this advice, “My message is very simple. The future of the United States depends on the outcome of the Georgia Senate races. If you don’t want a radical left-wing America dominated by left-wing judges with massive tax increases, with a policy, frankly, of appeasing China, and you don’t want that kind of future, you have to go out and vote. And then frankly, you have to volunteer as a poll watcher and make sure they don’t steal the election. But I think these things are vital and I don’t think we should in any way underestimate how really important the Georgia Senate race.”

The 2020 election “may be the biggest Presidential theft since Adams and Clay robbed Andrew Jackson in 1824,” wrote Gingrich on Friday via Twitter.

Gingrich contrasted 1824’s presidential election with 2020’s.

“In 1824, Andrew Jackson had At 40 percent of the popular vote, but the guys who came in number two and three combined in the House of Representatives of John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay decided that even though Jackson got the most votes, he wouldn’t be president,” Gingrich explained. “So Jackson spent the next four years attacking them for representing a corrupt establishment and decisively beat Adams in 1828, and really the caused a dramatic uprising against the old order because people were just sick of it.”

Gingrich warned Democrats focus on election mechanics while Republicans focus on political campaigning. He highlighted get-out-the-vote efforts funded by Mark Zuckerberg and other left-wing billionaires and Democrat-driven election law changes as examples of Democrats’ focus on electioneering.

“You have to think of two parallel projects,” determined Gingrich. “There is the campaign, which is what the Republicans focus on, and there is the election, which is what the Democrats focus on. If we don’t find a way to have an honest election, the campaign won’t matter, because we will be drowned in ballots that are illegally gathered [through] harvested ballots.”

Gingrich concluded, “These two Senate seats are the margin between containing Biden and empowering Biden.”

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Hollywood Storms Georgia: Stacey Abrams Teaming with John Legend, Common for $25,000 Per Ticket ‘Rock the Runoff Virtual Concert’

With the Senate majority leadership but two seats away, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has declared, “Now we take Georgia, and then we change America.” Now failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is leading an effort to win both seats, teaming with a group of Hollywood entertainers, including NBC’s The Voice star and singer John Legend and actor-rapper Common for a “Rock the Runoff” get out the vote concert.

Stacey Abrams, who lost her 2018 election by more than 50,000 votes and refused to concede, will be joined by Legend and Common, and others for a December 3 concert to raise money for the two Democrat candidates for U.S. Senate that face a runoff election on January 5.

Two Democrats are vying to win seats in the U.S. Senate, and if they do, the balance of power in the upper chamber will switch from GOP control to the Democrats. Democrat Raphael Warnock faces incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler, while Democrat Jon Ossoff is challenging siting Republican Senator David Perdue.

The streaming event is sponsored by the Fair Fight PAC, a money-raising political action committee that Abrams started after losing her bid to become governor of Georgia. Abrams claims to have started her PAC to “mitigate voter suppression.”

Tickets for the online concert range from a “grassroots” cost of $5 to a “host” level of $25,000. Tickets are ostensibly open for purchase only to U.S. citizens in compliance with U.S. election laws. Also performing in the virtual concert is Earthgang, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, and the Indigo Girls. Others may be announced later.

Abrams and her retinue of entertainers are far from Hollywood’s only denizens trying to cajole Georgia voters into electing the Ossoff and Warnock. Hollywood elites including Mandy Moore, Alyssa Milano, John Cusack, Jon Cryer, Kerry Washington, and others have begun raising money and advocating for the leftist Senate candidates in Georgia.

Some celebs, such as Debra Messing, even joined phone banking efforts to get these two Democrats elected.

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Stacey Abrams: ‘More than 750,000’ Georgians Already Requested Mail Ballots for Runoff Election

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced Monday that “more than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots” for the Senate runoff election taking place on January 5.

“More than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots for the January 5 runoff elections,” Abrams wrote. “Have you? Request yours today and let’s get it done… again.”

Included in Abrams’ announcement on Twitter was a gif with the caption: “I’ve got a secret for you… we’re going to win.”

Also included in Abrams’s tweet was a link at which Georgia residents can request a mail-in ballot for the runoff elections between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and her Democrat challenger, Raphael Warnock, and another between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and his Democrat opponent, Jon Ossoff.

In an effort to shift power in the Senate to Democrats, a voting rights group founded by Abrams has already reportedly dropped $2.7 million ahead of the runoff election.

Earlier this month, it was reported that those two Senate races in the Peach State could be some of the most expensive in history. One estimate said the spending could go beyond $200 million.

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Stacey Abrams’ Group Dropping $2.7 Million Ahead of Georgia Senate Runoffs

A voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams (D) is dumping millions of dollars into activist organizations as part of an effort to tip the scales in favor of Democrats in the forthcoming January 5 runoffs.

Fair Fight, the group founded by failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, is reportedly spending $2.7 million to assist over a dozen organizations in their efforts ahead of the highly anticipated Senate runoffs. The races feature Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and their respective Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the money is aimed to “strengthen their get-out-the-vote apparatus.” In a Saturday morning update, Abrams asked progressives to join her in supporting the 13 groups, which she says will work “tirelessly on the ground to educate and mobilize voters”:

“For years, these organizations have been on the ground in their communities, doing the important work that has made possible that every voice is heard and every eligible is counted,” Fair Fight senior advisor Lauren Groh-Wargo said.

“We must recognize and support their work to ensure that every voter and Georgian is seen and heard,” she added.

The 13 organizations include:

  • Asian American Advocacy Fund
  • Black Voters Matter Fund
  • Coalition for the People’s Agenda
  • Fair Count
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)
  • Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
  • New Georgia Project
  • Georgia Stand Up
  • ProGeorgia
  • Georgia NAACP
  • Mijente
  • Southerners on New Ground
  • Women on the Rise

Republican groups are also upping their game, with two GOP super PACs — Senate Leadership Fund and American Crossroads — dropping a combined $70 million on ads ahead of the runoffs.

Last weekend, Abrams announced that “more than 600,000 Georgians have requested their mail ballots” ahead of the January 5 election:

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Media Analysis: ‘Demographic Changes’ Helping Democrats Turn Georgia Blue

Georgia’s “demographic changes” are helping turn the state from a comfortably red region to a Democrat stronghold, media analysis concludes.

Washington Post columnist Katrina vanden Heuvel writes that demographic changes, spurred almost entirely by immigration, have aided failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in pushing Georgia from a red state to, at the least, a swing state this election cycle.

Heuvel writes:

In reporting on how Georgia went from red to blue, the media has naturally sought a protagonist — and found the perfect one in Stacey Abrams. Early on, Abrams recognized that demographic changes in Georgia meant Democrats could have a chance there if they organized. So she formed a blueprint for a gubernatorial race, presented her argument to donors across the country and executed that plan, winning more voters than any Democratic candidate in Georgia’s history. [Emphasis added]

But Abrams did not single-handedly turn demographic change into Democratic wins, and she was one of the first to point out that fact. This year’s victory in Georgia was thanks to a hugely diverse and collective effort across the state — a base-focused campaign among dozens of organizations to activate thousands of volunteers, who talked to their neighbors and turned out the vote. While organizations like the New Georgia Project registered new voters, others such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Atlanta and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials worked to bring out voters of color. Black Voters Matter, an organization led by Black women, invested in more than 600 Black-led groups on the ground and used targeted messaging to mobilize Black voters, and the Movement Voter Project directed significant funding to community groups in the state [emphasis added].

Likewise, analysis from FiveThirtyEight’s Perry Bacon Jr. notes that Georgia’s demographic changes over the last two decades are almost undoubtedly one reason the state has tilted blue in recent elections:

Take Gwinnett County. It was 67 percent non-Hispanic white in 2000; it is now around 35 percent white. Likewise, Cobb County was 72 percent white in 2000, 62 percent in 2010 and is about 50 percent white now. In part because of those changes in the Atlanta metro area, the share of the voting-eligible population in Georgia that is white dropped from 68 percent in 2000 to 58 percent in 2018, according to Pew Research Center. That drop is the biggest decline in the percentage of white voters in all but eight other states. [Emphasis added]

“Demographic change is likely a big part of the story, combined with higher participation from some of the faster-growing groups,” said Tom Bonier, who runs a Democratic-leaning political data firm called TargetSmart.

Abrams won 1.9 million votes in 2018, almost double the 1.1 million votes of Georgia’s 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Biden won almost 2.5 million votes, compared to Clinton’s 1.9 million. There are probably lots of reasons for the increased number of Democratic voters — particularly anti-Trump sentiment and Georgia’s changing demographics. Plus, Republican voter turnout in Georgia also surged this cycle, so maybe the Trump era has just boosted turnout among all groups. All that said, it’s worth isolating the role of Abrams, because she has executed a specific, turnout-based strategy in Georgia for nearly a decade and has pushed for the Democratic Party to join her in implementing it [emphasis added].

Despite major efforts by Abrams, the black American vote in Georgia this election cycle declined compared to recent years, as Breitbart News’s Ashley Oliver reports:

Black voters represented 27.3 percent of this year’s Georgia electorate, a decrease from 27.7 percent in 2016, and a decrease from 30 percent in 2012, when President Barack Obama was running.

In contrast, the share of Hispanic and Asian voters hit all-time highs, comprising 3.0 percent and 2.5 percent of the electorate respectively.

“In an election marked by a big rise in turnout, Black turnout increased, too, but less than that of some other groups,” the New York Times reported. “The findings suggest that Mr. Biden’s win in Georgia may not yet herald a new progressive majority in what was a reliably red state, as Democrats still depend on the support of traditionally conservative voters to win statewide.”

According to a Breitbart News article, the annual green card admission of more than 1.2 million foreign nationals and another 1.4 million foreign nationals who secure visas has drastically altered the nation’s electorate in ways that overwhelmingly help Democrats.

Specifically, between 2000 and 2020, the number of foreign-born voters and their voting-age children in Georgia has boomed by 337 percent. In contrast, the native-born voting-age population in Georgia has increased by just 22 percent over that same period.

Today, about 1-in-5 voters in the American electorate was born outside the U.S. or are the children of at least one foreign-born parent. This is a nearly 43 percent increase in their share of the electorate compared to when less than 3-in-20 voters were born outside the U.S. or were the children of at least one immigrant parent in the year 2000.

The Washington PostNew York Times, the AtlanticAxios, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal have all admitted that rapid demographic changes because of immigration are tilting the nation toward a permanent Democrat dominance.

“The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics,” Axios acknowledged last year. “The numbers simply do not lie. … [T]here’s not a single demographic megatrend that favors Republicans.”

If legal immigration levels are not reduced, the U.S. will have imported about 15 million new foreign-born voters by 2040. Those 15 million new foreign-born voters include about 8 million who will have arrived through chain migration.

Based on vote tabulations before Georgia’s ongoing recount, Biden won the state by less than 13,600 votes against President Trump.

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Report: Georgia Electorate Sees Lowest Share of Black Voters Since 2006

The share of black voters in Georgia’s 2020 election hit its lowest point since 2006 despite the overall number of black voters increasing in the state, per data analysis from the New York Times.

Black voters represented 27.3 percent of this year’s Georgia electorate, a decrease from 27.7 percent in 2016, and a decrease from 30 percent in 2012, when President Barack Obama was running:

In contrast, the share of Hispanic and Asian voters hit all-time highs, comprising 3.0 percent and 2.5 percent of the electorate respectively.

“In an election marked by a big rise in turnout, Black turnout increased, too, but less than that of some other groups,” the New York Times reported. “The findings suggest that Mr. Biden’s win in Georgia may not yet herald a new progressive majority in what was a reliably red state, as Democrats still depend on the support of traditionally conservative voters to win statewide.”

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is projected to narrowly win Georgia based off current unofficial results, and the Times’ analysis largely attributes his success to voters who are affluent, older, and have college degrees and are living in metro Atlanta. Metro Atlanta, comprising ten counties and accounting for close to half of Georgia’s entire population, has itself skyrocketed in population by about half a million over the past decade.

“Just a few decades ago, the ring of suburbs surrounding Atlanta would have counted as some of the most reliably Republican parts of the state,” the Times wrote of Biden’s unexpected gains while also noting that President Donald Trump performed better in heavily black precincts than he did in 2016, despite still losing those precincts:

FiveThirtyEight credited the unofficial Biden victory primarily to his performance in metro Atlanta, as well, noting the area’s decline in white population and growth in black, Hispanic, and Asian populations. The website also pointed to Atlanta’s growing job market, with one analyst observing that “existing white voters [in Georgia] are being replaced by younger whites and out-of-state transplants who are more progressive.”

Democrats have gushed over activist Stacey Abrams’ voter registration efforts as one reason for the presidential win, but FiveThirtyEight said it is “really hard to know how much Abrams’s efforts mattered” and prioritized the changing Atlanta demographics and anti-Trump sentiment among Republicans and nonvoters above any influence Abrams might have had.

Notably, Democrats failed to translate their presidential success into down-ballot wins. Both U.S. Senate races are heading to a runoff election, Democrats picked up one U.S. House seat while Republicans held eight of the state’s 14, and Republicans will continue to dominate both chambers of the state legislature.

The relatively low share of black voters in the electorate comes after Abrams released a playbook heavily gunning for black voters, and after Biden chose a partially black woman, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), as his running mate, and after Obama, the first black president, campaigned for Biden in Atlanta the day before the election.

Some Democrats have pointed to the growing number of voters declining to state their race as an explanation for why they otherwise seemingly came up short among black voters, including the campaign manager from Abrams’ failed 2018 gubernatorial pursuit, Lauren Groh-Wargo:

Data is particularly precise in Georgia as the state is one of only a few where voters are asked their race when registering to vote. The Times noted that North Carolina, another state that asks race, also appears to show a drop in its share of black voters.

On a national level, Democrats have relied on black voters to vote blue — most strategists point to the drop-off in black voters in 2016 as a reason for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton’s loss. Exit polls show 93 percent of black voters turned out for Obama in 2012, whereas 88 percent turned out for Clinton in 2016. Preliminary 2020 exit polls indicate 87 percent of black voters turned out for Biden.

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Abrams: Trump Needs to Acknowledge ‘Legal Sufficiency’ of Election, ‘As I Did’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stated that President Donald Trump should acknowledge “the legal sufficiency of the election” “as I did” back in 2018.

Abrams said, “Look, we have the right as Americans to litigate, to challenge, and to call into question, but we do not have the right to our own facts, and we do not have the right to manufacture evidence. … Donald Trump is entitled to his opinion. He’s entitled to be unhappy about the outcome. But, as I did in 2018, I acknowledged the legal sufficiency of the election. I just simply challenged the system that allowed voters to be disenfranchised. It is time now for Donald Trump to acknowledge that the legal sufficiency of the system says that he is no longer the president, and unlike what happened to me, where we had enough evidence to go to federal court and to see changes made, he has to admit that there is no evidence of widespread fraud. He can continue to fight, but he’s going to lose.”

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Stacey Abrams: ‘More Than 600,000’ Georgians Already Requested Mail Ballots for Runoff Election

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced Sunday that “more than 600,000 Georgians have requested their mail ballots” for the Senate runoff elections on January 5, urging her followers to support the Democrat candidates.

“More than 600,000 Georgians have requested their mail ballots for the January 5 runoff elections,” Abrams wrote in a tweet Sunday morning. “Help elect @ReverendWarnock and @ossoff to the U.S. Senate by requesting your ballot today.”

“Happy voting and let’s get it done… again,” Abrams added.

Included in Abrams’s tweet was a link at which Georgia residents can request a mail-in ballot for the runoff elections between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and her Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock, and another between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and his Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff.

Earlier this month, it was reported that those two Senate races in the Peach State could be some of the most expensive in history. One estimate said the spending could go beyond $200 million.

Last week, Abrams reached out to “Georgia students” who were registered in an attempt to have them request their mail ballot before the runoff election.

As Abrams is rallying Democrats ahead of the runoff elections, both Perdue and Loeffler continue to raise substantial amounts of money for their campaigns.

A November 12 report from the Wall Street Journal found that the two Republican candidates in Georgia had raised more than $32 million in a matter of six days after the National Republican Senatorial Committee combined with their campaigns.

With questions surrounding the integrity of this year’s presidential election in Georgia, both Loeffler and Perdue have called on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign over his handling of voting measures.

“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so,” a statement via Perdue and Loeffler read. “We have been clear from the beginning: every legal vote cast should be counted. Any illegal vote must not. And there must be transparency and uniformity in the counting process. This isn’t hard. This isn’t partisan. This is American.”

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has also vowed to give $1 million to Loeffler and Perdue’s reelection bids.

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