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Georgia has 250 open election integrity cases, State Bureau of Investigation to assist

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has more than 250 open investigations into voting irregularities in the 2020 election.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
Updated: December 6, 2020 - 8:13am

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has more than 250 open investigations into voting irregularities in the 2020 election and has gotten approval to use the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to speed the resolution of those probes.

Gov. Brian Kemp approved the request for help on Friday, providing extra resources as Raffensperger's office also deals with two runoff elections slated for Jan. 5 that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

“In order for Georgians to receive a timely conclusion to these important investigations, I thank the secretary for formally requesting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assistance in order to provide additional manpower and resources," Kemp said.

Raffensperger said "the expertise, experience, and manpower provided by the GBI will help us move more quickly through a process where time is of the essence. We will stop at nothing to guarantee that all Georgians can have faith in the integrity of our election."

Both Kemp and Raffensperger are Republicans who have faced pressure from President Trump to more aggressively address concerns his campaign and others, like lawyer Lin Wood, have raised about election irregularities.

The secretary of state said his team so far "has found no evidence of widespread fraud, and three recounts, including a hand recount of paper ballots that voters read and approved before scanning, have returned the same result, but we will follow the evidence where it takes us and we will adhere to the law."

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