By Kristi Reed
Forged voter registration applications, inaccurate information and forged signatures are among the illegal activities a voter registration group is suspected of having committed in Gwinnett and several other Georgia counties.
“Gwinnett County is one of the counties where we have evidence of what we think is voter registration fraud,” said Jared Thomas, spokesman for Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
According to Thomas, Kemp’s office has issued a subpoena to the New Georgia Project requesting documents to determine the extent of the fraud. Other counties, he said, which have reported fraudulent activity include Bartow, Butts, Coweta, DeKalb, Effingham, Henry, Marion, Muscogee, Tattnall, Terrell and Tombs. Read more.
Why do so few people vote in the primary? It is the best way to have a say about who represents your party in the general election. Several big races went to a runoff after the May 20 primary, but interest seems pretty low so far. As of July 18, only 4,518 of Gwinnett's 457,111 registered voters had cast ballots during the advance voting period. Hopefully a lot of people are just waiting until Tuesday to vote at their regular polling locations. Still, Gwinnett County Elections Director Lynn Ledford only expects 15-20 percent of voters to head to the polls. That is just sad. Have a say in who will represent you in the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, as Georgia School Superintendent and, if you live in District 9, the state senate by heading to the polls on Tuesday, July 22.