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Georgia Secretary of State Responds to Democrat Party Appeal of Photo ID Ruling
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today issued the following statement regarding the Democratic Party of Georgia’s appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court of the Fulton County Superior Court’s recent decisions denying the Party’s attempt to block the use of photo ID in the November 4 General Election:
“Last week and again this week – and for the second and third times this year – Fulton County Superior Court denied the Democratic Party’s attempts to block the implementation of Georgia’s photo ID requirement in the November 4 General Election.
“This week, the Democrats appealed the Superior Court’s latest decisions to the Georgia Supreme Court. Fewer than 20 days from the General Election, over 585,000 Georgians have already cast their ballots – nearly 90 percent in-person with photo ID. In fact, Georgia Democratic Party Chair Jane Kidd testified in the latest photo ID hearing that her party cannot identify a single Georgia voter who has been denied the right to vote by the photo ID requirement. It is patently clear that the Democrats would rather create chaos in our election process than help to ensure that no ballots are cast fraudulently by ineligible voters.
“In numerous states across the country, investigations have been launched into allegations of massive voter registration and elections fraud. Yet here in Georgia, the Democratic Party and Washington-based activist groups want to ignore federal and state laws, including those related to registration verification and photo ID, that protect our voters and the security and integrity of our elections.
“I assure Georgia’s voters that my office will continue to defend photo ID, which provides a critical safeguard against in-person voter fraud.”