An investigation into voter fraud in Georgia is heating up, as Fox News is reporting that a group “at the center of the investigation… hired contractors who were found to have forged ballot applications in 2014.”
The group is identified as The New Georgia Project, and according to the Fox story, it was founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams, the controversial former gubernatorial candidate. After losing the race in 2018 to Republican Brian Kemp, she “repeatedly claimed that the election was not fairly conducted and that Kemp is not the legitimate governor of Georgia,” according to a brief history at Wikipedia.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the investigation Wednesday, asserting that several “progressive” groups had attempted to “register ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters” for the Jan. 5 special election to determine the balance of the U.S. Senate.
Republican incumbent U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are being challenged by anti-gun Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. If the Republicans are re-elected, the Senate will have a GOP majority and serve as a barrier to the passage of Joe Biden’s gun control agenda. If the Democrats win, it will create a 50-50 tie, to be broken by Vice President Kamala Harris, who will serve as president of the Senate. She is a perennial anti-gun Democrat from California.
Adding to the intrigue, Fox reported that the New Georgia Project had been led by Warnock until February of this year. Raffensperger reportedly has accused the group of several election violations, “Almost all of them involve sending voter registration or absentee application mail to people who were either deceased or ineligible to vote.”
This is unfolding as an opinion in the Washington Examiner by political analyst Michael Barone slams Democrats for “reaping what they sowed” in the bitter fight to put Joe Biden in the Oval Office.
Recalling how Richard Nixon and Al Gore both “observed the norm” by not challenging election results in several states, Barone writes, “Not so in 2016. In violation of long-standing norms, Obama administration intelligence and law enforcement agencies spied on the opposition party campaign. Officials proffered the dodgy Steele dossier before the FISA court without revealing that it had been paid for by the Clinton campaign.”
“Again and again,” Barone added a couple of paragraphs later, “leading Democrats (Hillary Clinton, Jerrold Nadler, John Lewis, Biden, Jimmy Carter) called Trump an “illegitimate” president. For three years, Democrats advanced the Russian collusion hoax, without finding or producing any evidence except for the discredited Steele dossier.”
He also rips what he calls “High-minded commentators who paid relentless and respectful attention to what were obviously absurd and concocted charges of Russian collusion.”
Georgia is the prize in what may be the most important U.S. Senate election in history, because the outcome could easily determine the future of the country, especially where gun owners are concerned. Biden’s plans call for registration of so-called “assault weapons” and regulation of those guns under provisions of the National Firearms Act, which regulates machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers and short-barreled rifles. He would also push for mandatory licensing before anyone could exercise their Second Amendment right to purchase any firearm, essentially reducing the right to keep and bear arms to the level of a government-regulated privilege.
A 52-48 GOP majority in the Senate could prevent that, while organizations such as the Second Amendment Foundation continue filing federal lawsuits against state and local gun control laws in an effort to “win firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time,” as SAF founder Alan Gottlieb puts it.
SAF and other groups are hoping to get several cases to the U.S. Supreme Court with its Trump-appointed conservative majority, in hopes of restoring Second Amendment parameters, including recognizing the right to carry outside the home, and determining whether semi-auto modern sporting rifles are protected.