Subpoena deadline extended for New GA Project

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Secretary of State Brian Kemp is giving the New Georgia Project more time to turn over thousands of voter registration forms and documents that were subpoenaed. Investigators suspect the voter registration group lead by the Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is possibly committing voter fraud.

The New Georgia Project was supposed to turn over all their documents earlier this week but they requested an extension so now they have until Friday, September 26.

The Secretary of State's Office says there are now 14 counties that have reported receiving fraud voter registration forms, including Toombs, Tatnall and Effingham Counties.

Of the forms investigators have reviewed, nearly 40 percent have forged signatures, fake addresses or false social security numbers.

The NAACP says the New Georgia Project's mission is to register minorities and this is just a partisan attack to stop it.

"The Secretary of State has shown his hand that he does not support open access to the registration process. He doesn't support putting as many folks on the rolls as possible. Proof is in the pudding as my grandmother would say," said Francys Johnson, President of Georgia NAACP.

Secretary Kemp says this has nothing to do with partisan politics; anyone who breaks election laws will be investigated and prosecuted.

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