Yet another voter suppression scandal in Georgia was reported by The New York Times on Thursday.
The Democratic Party of Georgia reportedly submitted over 4,700 vote-by-mail applications in DeKalb County, but the elections board could only confirm receiving 48 requests.
“We will not allow Brian Kemp’s voter suppression or mistakes by election officials to take away your right to vote,” pledged Democratic Party spokesperson Seth Bringman.
One of The Times reporters whose name appears on the story’s byline explained the stakes on Twitter.
GA Dem Party delivered more than 4,700 vote-by-mail applications to county elections weeks ago. County board tells NYT they only received 48. But on a phone call with state Dems, county elections chair acknowledged possible error, per sources familiar https://t.co/A9npuoIN0R
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) October 25, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
The impact: thousands may be disenfranchised in county critical to Abrams' hopes. Dems encouraging those affected to vote early in-person or request vote-by-mail ballot again. But the those out of state, traveling, or bedridden could be without recourse https://t.co/A9npuoIN0R
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) October 25, 2018