Less than 1 percent of voter registration forms turned in by a Georgia group accused of voter fraud are actually fraudulent, the Georgia’s secretary of state’s office announced Wednesday.
There were 25 confirmed forgeries found in voter registration documents, Jared Thomas, spokesman for Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), told The Washington Post. That’s out of more than 85,000 voter registration forms turned in by the New Georgia Project and Third Sector Development.
“We believe we’ve identified 25 felonies, and we take that very seriously,” Thomas said.
State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D) who heads New Georgia Project said the group flagged potential forms that were not completed, but was required by law to turn in every form someone worked on. “We don’t get to decide if something is good or bad,” she told The Post last week.
Thomas would not answer questions about whether these 25 instances of plagiarism were among the forms flagged by the group or not. He said the groups have until a week from Friday to comply with a subpoena for other documents related to their registration efforts.
A spokesman for Abrams did not immediately return a request for comment, but Abrams told reporters at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, “we do not object to sharing information, but what we do object to is a witch hunt.”