by William Quinn at The Georgia Record
Following receipt of a referral from Acting State Election Board Chairman Matthew Mashburn, The Georgia Senate has sponsored SB 358 which would confirm the State Election Board’s power and authority to investigate the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, remove him as a member of the SEB, and order him to cooperate in such investigation(s).
Mashburn sent the referral to on Thursday of this week. The referral letter appears below:
This process comes after testimony at the last State Election Board meeting by citizen election integrity advocate Joseph Rossi and others, describing errors found in 2020 election reporting tied to Raffensperger’s office. These initial findings and an inability to obtain explanations from Raffensperger’s office, led Rossi to provide the evidence to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office which performed its own independent analysis and then issued a written finding saying that Rossi’s results were factual.
During the December 19th SEB testimony, Rossi also reported that since the time of Kemp’s report in last 2021, investigators, assistant AG Charlene McGowan (who now works in Rannfesperger’s office) , and even certain members of the State Election Board appeared to have attempted to block investigations or divert attention from the mounting stack of evidence.
Faced with evidence and a public call for investigations into the Raffenspergers conduct, the SEB voted to request that the legislature confirm SEB authority to conduct an investigation into the Secretary of State.
After receiving the referral, the Senate acted to create the proposed Bill 358 to allow the SEB to begin investigation into the SoS.
Senate Bill 358 can be viewed below:…Continue Reading