Let’s talk about voter fraud. If you listen to the Republican candidates, you would get the impression that voter fraud is a HUGE problem in Georgia. Really?
Where's the evidence of large-scale pervasive voter fraud?
Where's the evidence? There isn't much. A significant number of academic studies concludes that instances of impersonation fraud are minuscule. There are instances where individuals have attempted to vote twice, however, often times these voters had recently moved and mistakenly voted in two States. Georgia should have safeguards in place to catch traditional voter fraud. However, there is no evidence that voter fraud is a HUGE problem, there is no smoking gun, there are few if any prosecutions.
The Republicans have been in charge of the Governor, the Legislature, the Secretary of State... since 2006
If you are still concerned about individual voter fraud, ask yourself what have the Republicans been doing about it since 2006. Where are the prosecutions? If voter fraud is still a HUGE problem in 2018, are the Republicans inept and incompetent? There is no evidence that voter fraud is a HUGE problem, there is no smoking gun, there are few prosecutions.
The real voter fraud is perpetrated by the Georgia General Assembly
All this rhetoric about voter fraud is intended to rile up voter emotions, pander for votes, and distract from them from bigger issues. The real voter fraud is gerrymandering and it's perpetrated on Georgia voters by the majority party in power in the General Assembly. Both parties are guilty as hell of extreme gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is far more destructive to voters than traditional voter fraud.
Extreme gerrymandering robs millions of Georgians by diluting their voting power
Gerrymandering is a method of drawing district boundaries in a way that will ensure career politicians get reelected. Extreme gerrymandering robs millions of Georgian by diluting their voting power to the point it doesn't make any difference whether they vote or not. The occurrence of traditional voter fraud is so tiny that it likely doesn't impact anything. By comparison, gerrymandering impacts millions of Georgia voters. Gerrymandering is the real voter fraud.
I am the best choice for Secretary of State
As Secretary of State I will monitor elections, investigate suspicious problems, and prosecute traditional voter fraud. More importantly, I will advocate to STOP gerrymandering.