Georgia shocked the world in 2020, as the state not only turned blue, with its electoral college votes going to a Democrat for the first time in almost 30 years, but also by electing two Democratic senators just a few weeks later during a special runoff election.
Now, after just a few weeks in Congress, one of these freshman Senators is already under investigation.
Senator Raphael Warnock (D., Ga.) is under investigation for his involvement in the New Georgia Project, a voter registration organization founded by Stacey Abrams, which officials say failed to follow state election deadlines in 2019.
The Georgia State Election Board voted 3-0 Wednesday to launch an investigation into Warnock’s time as chairman of the board for the New Georgia Project in 2019, when officials say the group violated state election rules that require voting registration organizations to submit completed voter application within ten days after they are received from the voter.
Officials say the New Georgia Project submitted 1,268 applications to the Gwinnett County elections office after the ten-day deadline in 2019.
This isn’t the first time that Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger has taken a look under the hood of the New Georgia Project.
In December, Raffensperger announced an investigation into the New Georgia Project and other voter registration groups, alleging that they had “sought to register ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters.”
Warnock has been a controversial political figure for several months now, as word of his past exploits began to circulate around election time.
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