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1,000 People Double-Voted In June Georgia Primary

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An announcement by the Georgia secretary of state confirms the fears of many across the nation about election integrity. 1,000 voters in a recent heated state election double-voted, meaning they likely mailed in their ballots and showed up to polling places as well.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that around one thousand voters are being investigated for double-voting in the state’s June 9 primary.

As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, these voters are facing a felony if charged, while Democrat-affiliated groups are claiming the state should not punish these voters.

“A double-voter knows exactly what they’re doing, diluting the votes of each and every voter that follows the law,” Raffensperger said during a press conference and reported by the AJC. “Those that make the choice to game the system are breaking the law. And as secretary of state, I will not tolerate it.”

While Raffensperger is cracking down on the election fraud—notably this election had record number of absentee ballots casted—some groups are standing against the cracking down on blatant voter fraud.

Aklima Khondoker, Georgia director for All Voting is Local, an organization that works to increase absentee ballot drop boxes said the state should not seek charges because “Voters are not criminal.”

“They only did what they thought was right to make sure their vote was counted,” she said.

If found guilty of double-voting, an individual can face one to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000. The Secretary of State said charges or other further action will be determined on an individual basis.

While some argue that it was confusing for voters to know if their absentee ballots had been counted, Raffensperger says voters knew what they were doing when they voted twice and he will not allow this to happen.

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There is ‘repeated evidence’ of non-citizens voting

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There is “repeated evidence” of non-citizens voting, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily, discussing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

“Let me just say this about the overall state of the election issue,” Roy began, explaining that “we’ve got repeated evidence of those who are here illegally — or, or whether they’re here legally — but non-citizens voting.”

“We’ve got studies demonstrating that. We’ve got evidence that it may have tipped the election for Al Franken and his election back in Minnesota. Objective studies have showed…Virginia tossing out 1,500 registered voters just last year. I can go through a laundry list. We’ve got local jurisdictions — Oakland, San Francisco, our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, and New York City — who are registering voters specifically for their state and local elections, but we know that they don’t work hard to make sure they’re not voting in federal elections,” he said, noting that “federal law prohibits [and] limits the ability of states to be able to check and ensure citizenship, so much so that the state of Arizona has to run two systems — one for their state local elections and one for their federal elections.”

“They’re literally bifurcated because they want to ensure citizenship for their state and local elections, but they’re not allowed to for federal elections. Therefore, we need to fix the problem,” he said.

Breitbart News adds:

Further, Roy said, because of the Motor Voter Act — the National Voter Registration Act — passed in the 1990s, the courts have interpreted federal laws to limit the state’s ability to “determine and collect the information necessary for determining and checking citizenship.”

Essentially, Roy said the U.S. has set up a system that requires federal agencies to push out the forms, encouraging individuals to register to vote. And while they ask one to identify if they are a citizen, and while federal law requires one to be a citizen to vote in federal elections, the congressman said there is nothing there to actually check citizenship.

The SAVE Act would help address these issues and correct what Roy described as the “glitch,” making it so every state would require anyone applying to register to vote to prove their citizenship.

“By doing that, though, it is correcting the glitch. It also goes through and it addresses some of the issues that have been complicated. There are states, for example, like North Dakota, which does not have voter registration at all, okay? So they can just show up to vote and don’t have registration…They have their own rules there about what you have to present in order just to vote. And that’s obviously a less populated state than, say, California or Texas or New York or Florida. But, so, we adapt and try to adjust to help with those kinds of situations. But, overall, the purpose of the bill is exactly as you just described, pretty simple,” Roy said. This is a bipartisan issue with massive support.

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