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Thursday March 21st, 2019 8:35PM

U.S. House committee will investigate Georgia's 2018 election

By AccessWDUN Staff

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform wants extensive records on Georgia's 2018 election from Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

The committee has opened an investigation into alleged voter suppression tactics.  
 
Fair Fight Georgia, a group launched by Democrat Stacey Abrams - who narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial election-is suing, seeking to overturn some state voting regulations. The group has said it is pleased with the launch of the congressional investigation.

Republican Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville is not happy with the move by his congressional colleagues.

He released a statement on Wednesday evening in response to the announcement of the investigation.

"Democrats are bringing out their full arsenal of weapons to relitigate November’s election in preparation for an upcoming election," Collins said in his prepared statement. "Elections within the state of Georgia are just that – an issue to be addressed by state and local officials within our state. The fact that a U.S. congressional committee is inserting themselves into a statewide issue squarely outside of their jurisdiction exposes their purely political objectives."

Collins went on to say that Democrats who claim voter suppression after losing elections is a growing trend.

"They questioned the outcome of the 2016 presidential election after their candidate lost, and now they’re still relitigating the 2018 gubernatorial race. It’s past time they accept the decisions of the American people and move on," Collins said.

Gov. Kemp said U.S. House Democrats need to "stop playing politics."

 

 

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  • Associated Tags: Doug Collins, Fair Fight Action , Georgia 2018 election , election investigation , U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee
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