State says 25 voter applications of 85,000 “confirmed” forgeries | www.ajc.com

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Sep

State says 25 voter applications of 85,000 “confirmed” forgeries | www.ajc.com

Investigators backed away Wednesday from allegations a Democratic-backed group may have organized voter registration fraud, saying they can confirm 25 applications of more than 85,000 submitted to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

Chief investigator Chris Harvey, however, said the office needed more information from the New Georgia Project to confirm no more fraudulent forms existed — already, it has identified another 26 applications as suspicious. The state has extended a deadline for the group to get investigations such information through Sept. 26.

Among the complaints Kemp said he has received were applications with inaccurate or false information, applications completed or “forged” after phone conversations between voters and representatives of the group, and voters being told they had to re-register to vote.

Harvey also said the number of counties included in the inquiry rose to 13 with the addition of Paulding County to a list that also includes Bartow, Butts, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Effingham, Gwinnett, Henry, Muscogee, Tatnall, Terrell and Toombs.

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