Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger (R) announced Tuesday that he initiated an investigation into potential illegal ballot harvesting in the 2020 presidential election.
The probe comes after True the Vote filed a complaint in November that provided digital data of 242 people making multiple visits to drop boxes in the state to drop off mail-in ballots, with 40% of the visits coming between midnight and five a.m.
We do have some information. And we are going to investigate that,” Raffensberger said. “We did deploy drop boxes that were under 24/7 surveillance, and because they were then that really, you know, can indicate who dropped that information off, and we’re really just going through that.”
“If people give us, you know, credible allegations, we want to make sure that we do that,” Raffensperger continued. “And we have that right now as an ongoing investigation.”
Trump used the announcement to call for voter ID laws in Georgia. “Voter ID is very important. Georgia’s new law is not strong,” he said, and also called for the use of paper ballots rather than electronic voting machines.
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