1,000 people double-voted in Georgia primary, says secretary of state – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Double-voting didn’t change the outcome of any races in the primary, Raffensperger said.

Absentee voting fraud has been rare in recent years in Georgia, according to a review of State Election Board records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But Raffensperger said the sharp increase in absentee voting, from about 5% in past elections to nearly 50% of votes in the primary, increased the opportunity for double-voting.

Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Director Scott Hogan said fraud continues to be rare in Georgia elections.

“It is clear that rather than do his job of promoting the safety and security of our voting process, the secretary of state is instead pushing the GOP’s voting conspiracy theories and disinformation,” Hogan said.

The Georgia attorney general’s office and local prosecutors will decide whether to bring charges following investigations on a case-by-case basis, Raffensperger said.

Double-voting is a felony in Georgia, punishable by one to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000, he said.

During the primary, about 1.15 million people cast absentee ballots. So far, about 900,000 people have requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.

Please return to AJC.com for updates.

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