Tens of millions of Americans are convinced that something happened during the 2020 election to tip it in Joe Biden’s favor, and while there are various theories and explanations as to how and why it happened, one thing is crystal clear: Democrats’ claims that “vote fraud is rare” are blatantly false.
And to that point, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the top election official in the state, has just referred hundreds of non-citizens over for prosecution because they attempted to illegally register to vote last cycle, leaving us and others to question just how many non-citizens were successful.
Just The News reports that Raffensperger “said he referred more than 1,600 cases of potential non-citizens attempting to register to vote in Georgia to local prosecutors and state investigators.”
The outlet adds:
The secretary of state referred the cases to the State Election Board, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and local prosecutors. The announcement comes weeks after Raffensperger said the state completed the first citizenship audit of the state’s voter rolls.
According to a news release, the audit identified 1,634 non-citizens as having attempted to register to vote. The state could not verify the non-citizens through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.
“Attempting to register to vote by an individual who knows he or she is ineligible is a violation of Georgia law,” Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chris Arnt noted as well in a news release.
“Ensuring that only citizens are voting in Georgia’s elections is key to upholding the integrity of the vote in Georgia,” said Raffensperger in the statement. “As liberal states and cities around the country are changing their laws to allow noncitizen voting, I will continue to take steps to ensure Georgia’s elections are executed with integrity. Leading the state’s first citizenship audit of the voter rolls is an important part of that effort.”
The statement continued: “Raffensperger conducted the first audit of Georgia’s voter rolls for citizenship status in the state’s history. The audit proved that Georgia’s citizenship check procedures are working and are vital to ensuring secure elections.”
Noted Just The News, Raffensperger, who — along with GOP Gov. Brian Kemp — drew former President Donald Trump’s ire when he claimed early on that the elections in Georgia were secure, “is undoubtedly trying to use the case to strengthen his position as tough on election malfeasance.” He also lambasted Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia House Democratic leader who ran unsuccessfully for governor four years ago.
Currently, Fair Fight Action, a ‘voting rights’ organization that Abrams founded, has filed a legal challenge to Georgia’s voting reform law passed last year claiming it violates federal statutes.
“The audit uncovered attempted registrations by non-citizens in 88 counties across The Peach State. While the attempts occurred between 1997 and February 24, 2022, most of the attempted registrations — 80.7% or 1,319 — have occurred since 2016,” Just The News noted.
The 2020 elections saw the widest use of mail-in ballots in the country’s history, ostensibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They included a number of historic swing states like Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that went for Trump in 2016 but swung back Democrat and went for Joe Biden in 2020.
Trump and others suggested that state Democratic officials and state courts unconstitutionally changed voting rules and procedures to accommodate widespread mail-in balloting, arguing that only state legislatures have the authority to do so. Several legal challenges by his campaign regarding those rule changes were brought before federal courts and one before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most refused to hear them.