Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger slammed Fulton County after hundreds of voter registration applications were shredded ahead of municipal elections next month, saying the county has "a long way to go," while maintaining that the state’s new election law ensures "accountability measures."
In an interview with Fox News, Raffensperger addressed the matter, which led to two workers in Fulton County being fired after they were accused of shredding the nearly 300 ballot applications. Raffensperger has since called for a Justice Department investigation.
"Fulton County still has a long way to go in terms of shoring up confidence in our elections," Raffensperger told Fox News, noting that the county is notorious for "management issues and "processes that are very sloppy."
"Voters of Fulton County deserve better," he said.
Raffensperger said there is currently an ongoing review process into the matter by a panel consisting of the general counsel from the Georgia secretary of state’s office, a Democratic election board member, and a Republican election board member.
"It will be a thorough and thoughtful process," he said.
In a press release this week, Raffensperger said that there have been "20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections."
"Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be," he said in a statement, urging the Justice Department to "take a long look at what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership disenfranchises Fulton voters through incompetence and malfeasance."
"I fought hard to put an end to this stuff," Raffensperger said, adding that "finally, with SB202, we have accountability measures put in place."
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