Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger slammed Fulton County after lots of of voter registration applications have been shredded forward of municipal elections subsequent month, saying the county has “a long way to go,” whereas sustaining that the state’s new election regulation ensures “accountability measures.” 

In an interview with Fox News, Raffensperger addressed the matter, which led to two employees in Fulton County being fired after they have been accused of shredding the almost 300 ballot applications. Raffensperger has since known as for a Justice Department investigation.


“Fulton County still has a long way to go in terms of shoring up confidence in our elections,” Raffensperger instructed Fox News, noting that the county is infamous for “management issues and “processes which can be very sloppy.”

“Voters of Fulton County deserve higher,” he said.

Raffensperger said there is currently an ongoing review process into the matter by a panel consisting of the general counsel from the Georgia secretary of state’s office, a Democratic election board member, and a Republican election board member.

“It shall be a radical and considerate course of,” he said.

In a press release this week, Raffensperger said that there have been “20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections.” 

“Georgians are bored with ready to see what the following embarrassing revelation shall be,” he said in a statement, urging the Justice Department to “take an extended take a look at what Fulton County is doing and the way their management disenfranchises Fulton voters by way of incompetence and malfeasance.” 

“I fought exhausting to put an finish to these items,” Raffensperger said, adding that “lastly, with SB202, we’ve got accountability measures put in place.”

Georgia’s new law requires voter ID for absentee voting rather than relying on signature matching for verification; limits ballot drop boxes to one per county or one per 100,000 voters; and expands early voting days and standardized early voting hours to a minimum of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a maximum of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The legislation also barred outside groups from passing out food and water to those in line, which Republicans say can be used as a method to illegally influence people waiting to vote.

The law also handed more election authority to the GOP-controlled state legislature. It states that the General Assembly is to select the chair of the state elections board, rather than the board being chaired by the Georgia secretary of state. It also shortens runoffs from nine weeks to four.

The state election board can also now investigate county election boards and has the power to suspend county election superintendents – though the board can only suspend four at a time.


The Justice Department filed a lawsuit over the summer against Georgia for its election law.

The provisions the DOJ are targeting include a ban on government entities handing out unsolicited absentee ballots; fines on civic groups, places of worship and advocacy organizations for distributing follow-up absentee ballots; and shortening absentee ballot deadlines to 11 days before Election Day. 

Raffensperger went on to slam the Justice Department, saying that it is currently “crammed with liberal activists” and called their lawsuit “politically motivated.”

“We are within the mainstream of election processes,” he said, adding that he is going to “proceed combating” for election integrity and security.

Meanwhile, the final lawsuit in Georgia challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election was dismissed in court Wednesday. 

“While no election is ideal, there was no widespread fraud of unlawful voting to overturn the election,” Raffensperger told Fox News, reacting to the dismissal. “The fact is on our aspect and the courts again us.”