Abrams told the Washington Post the group was surprised by the subpoena because they reached out to the secretary of state’s office proactively in June to ensure they complied with state law.
“It is a non-partisan project,” Abrams said. She said the group hired hundreds of canvassers who were trained and went through background checks.
Of the more than 85,000 registration forms the group has turned in so far, about 11 percent were incomplete, Abrams said, but state law requires they turn in all forms they receive, regardless of whether or not they are complete. “We don’t get to decide if something is good or bad,” she said. Those incomplete forms were flagged, however, by the group before being turned in.
“We’re just not going to put up with fraud,” Kemp told WSBTV. “I mean, we have zero tolerance for that in Georgia, so we’ve opened an investigation and served some subpoenas.”