Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Monday that his office is investigating 250 separate cases of "credible claims of illegal voting" in the state.
Raffensperger, who has angered many Trump supporters for his repeated denials that the Peach State suffered any wide-scale, outcome-altering election fraud, was careful to clarify what these investigations entailed.
"As we move forward in the process, we will, as we always have been, we will continue to investigate credible claims of illegal voting and violation of state election law," Raffensperger said. "There are currently over 250 open cases from 2020 and we have 23 investigators to follow up on that. Some of these include, a charge Gwinnett County that absentee ballots outnumber absentee envelopes. This is the kind of specific charge that our office can investigate and ascertain the truth."
Raffensperger identified four organizations that were under investigation for nefarious activity:
- America Votes – allegedly sent absentee ballot applications to expired addresses
- Vote Forward – allegedly attempted to register a dead Alabama woman to vote in Georgia
- The New Georgia Project – allegedly sent Georgia voter registration applications to New York City
- Operation New Voter Registration Georgia – allegedly encouraged out-of-state college students to change their residency to Georgia for the election and then switch back
Raffensperger seemed to criticize President Trump's legal team without calling them by name, suggesting that "dishonest actors" were flooding the airwaves with misinformation.
"[They are] exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half truths, misinformation, and frankly they are misleading the president as well," Raffensperger said.