State Primary Election Investigation Unmasks 58% of Those That Voted Twice Were Democrats
An investigation after the June primary in Georgia has exposed that 58 percent of those that voted twice during the states primary in June were Democrats.
The Georgia Secretary of State has said that 1,000 voters cast ballots twice and Democrats most of them were Democrats.
In the state of Georgia, a voter must request a specific party ballot in the primary election.
“While the investigation is still ongoing, initial results show that of the partisan ballots at issue, approximately 58% were Democratic ballots,” a spokesman for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.
Raffensperger has also said that voting twice is a felony and those accused will be prosecuted.
During the primary voters returned the absentee ballots before the election but, also showed up at their polling location on Election Day and cast a vote.
Officials were able to stop many of those that voted twice however county election officials “weren’t able to catch everyone.”
“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 at the state Capitol. “Those that make the choice to game the system are breaking the law. And as secretary of state, I will not tolerate it.”
During the primary about 150,000 people who requested absentee ballots showed up at the polling place to vote during the primary because they never got their ballot or wanted to vote in person.
Most were stopped but 1,000 got through and double voted.
One person, Hamilton Evans, has admitted that he voted twice “to prove a point.”
“It’s not set up right,” Evans said. “If I did it, how many other people did it?”
Raffensperger said that normally absentee ballots only account for five percent of the ballot. However, during their June primary, almost 50% of all votes were mailed in.