Georgia's Raffensperger: 'Nationwide there should be a law that bans ballot harvesting'

Ballot harvesting is legal in some states but not in Georgia

Published: January 10, 2022 8:58am

Updated: January 10, 2022 9:09am

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he supports a national law that bans ballot harvesting, the third-party gathering and delivering of absentee ballots for voters. 

"One thing that I do think we need is to make sure that nationwide there should be a law that bans ballot harvesting," the Republican politician said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I don't think that ballot harvesting is good. The only person that should touch your ballot is you and the election official. So I think that's one solid election reform measure."

Ballot harvesting is legal in some states but not in Georgia.

In 2020, Raffensperger was pressured by then-President Trump to audit Georgia's presidential election results, which showed Trump lost reelection by just 11,779 votes.

Raffensperger is now seeking reelection and faces a primary challenge from GOP Rep. Jody Hice, who's backed by Trump. 

Raffensperger told Just the News on Tuesday that Georgia authorities have launched an investigation into an allegation of systematic ballot harvesting during the state's 2020 general election and subsequent U.S. Senate runoff and may soon issue subpoenas to secure evidence.

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