A voter registration group run by Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) is under investigation in his home state of Georgia after failing to submit over 1,200 voter applications to state officials in 2019, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
The group, known as the New Georgia Project, was founded by 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and was led by Warnock until 2020. According to the Georgia State Election Board, the group “submitted 1,268 voter registration applications to the state after the 10-day deadline.” In the group’s official corporate filings, Warnock is listed as the group’s CEO from 2017 to 2020.
The New Georgia Project is also being investigated by the office of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.), over claims that the group illegally sent registration forms to non-residents in New York City, in addition to claims that canvassers forged signatures on the registration forms. The former claim is backed up by several prominent supporters of the group explicitly encouraging out-of-state residents to move to Georgia just to illegally register to vote in the January 5th runoff election, including failed 2020 presidential candidate and current candidate for Mayor of New York City Andrew Yang.
Responding to the investigations, the New Georgia Project claimed that, while Warnock did serve as the group’s chairman, he was formally listed as the CEO due to a “third-party firm misfiling our corporate documents.”