According to a Georgia state official, about 1,000 Georgians double-voted in the state’s June 9 primary and the August runoff, and as a result, the potential cases are being investigated by the state.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made the announcement during a press conference.
The double voting occurred when these individuals used an absentee ballot to vote and also went to the polls.
Voting more than once in an election is a felony in Georgia and could result in a 10-year prison sentence.
One individual came forward to admit he voted twice in Long County, Georgia.
President Trump is critical of large scale mail-in voting because it can challenge the integrity of elections.
TRUMP: Unsolicited Mail-in voting is the Democrats’ “dirtiest fight of all” pic.twitter.com/qMfwr6fmys
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) September 7, 2020
The Democrat Party in Georgia issued a statement criticizing the announcement of the double voting in the state.
— Joe Henke (@JoeHenke) September 8, 2020
Separately, Raffensperger is appealing a court ruling that will allow absentee ballots to be counted up to three days after election day.
As the recent example in Georgia shows, mail-in voting can result in voter fraud and jeopardize the integrity of our democratic elections.