Election officials in Georgia are launching an all-out investigation into allegations of voter fraud that could involve over 100,000 people.
“This is extraordinarily disturbing,” declared Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel on Tuesday, according to WSBTV.com.
The investigation follows a report by TV news stations in Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, and Cincinnati who compared voter roles in Georgia with those in Florida and Ohio. The investigative journalists found more than 100,000 names that appear to be registered in more than one state.
Georgia’s master record of voters has 42,000 people on it who are also apparently registered in Florida, according to WSBTV.com. At least four instances of double voting have been uncovered already – which is a felony.
“Does our system just trust that people won’t vote twice?” Handel asks. “From the federal level, yes pretty much.”
Handel, a Republican, says the lack of a federal database to track voter registration leaves “an extremely high potential” for voter fraud.
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