(RightWing.org) – Georgia election officials are investigating 250 cases of voter fraud in the November 3 election. Complaints of potential cheating include dead people voting, double votes, and non-resident voting. According to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, there is credible information that third-party outside groups are trying to steal the two US Senate runoff elections on January 5.
The balance of power in the US Senate depends on Georgia. According to Georgia law, a candidate for any office other than president must win at least 50% of the vote. If this doesn’t happen, a runoff election is scheduled six weeks later. Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue barely missed the cutoff, winning 49.7% of the vote.
In the other race, GOP incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler captured 27% compared to her opponent’s 33% of the vote. However, there were 20 candidates in the race, including GOP Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA). Combined, both Loeffler and Collins received more than 50% of the vote.
Why Is the Georgia Runoff Important?
The next Senate’s makeup is currently 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. If Democrats win both seats, it will make it a 50-50 Senate. However, the vice president is a tie-breaking vote. If Biden and Harris are certified as the next president and vice president of the United States, Democrats will gain the majority in the Senate, making it easier for Biden to push through a progressive agenda.
However, if Republicans win just one of the two seats, Senate power will remain with the GOP. That would allow Republicans to serve as a check and balance on both the Democratic-led House and the White House.
Are Third-Party Groups Trying to Register Illegal Voters?
According to Raffensperger, several outside groups are trying to register illegal voters in the Georgia election, and he opened an investigation to stop any illegal activity. One group, America Votes, is allegedly forwarding absentee ballot applications to people who have not lived in the state since 1994.
Another group, The New Georgia Project, is allegedly sending voter registrations to people in New York City. In another case, Operation New Voter Registration Georgia is persuading college students to change their residency to Georgia and then “change it back after the election.”
Raffensperger pointed out that it’s illegal to change one’s residency short-term for the purpose of voting in Georgia. It’s a felony to do so. The Secretary of State said the groups have “a responsibility not to encourage illegal voting. If they do so, they will be held responsible.”
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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