Raphael Warnock Now Under Investigation for Alleged Voter Registration Misconduct
Unsurprisingly, Raphael Warnock is not on track to have a scandal-free tenure as Senator.
According to the Post Millennial:
Warnock is now under an investigation for voter registration misconduct for his involvement with an organization founded by Georgia Democratic operative Stacey Abrams.
In a unanimous, 3-0 vote on Wednesday, the Georgia State Election Board decided to go ahead with an investigation into the New Georgia Project, of which Warnock was chair in 2019. The New Georgia Project, founded by Abrams, is alleged to have not followed specific guidelines as regards deadlines, Forbes reports.
“Warnock, a Democrat elected last month to the U.S. Senate, is named as a respondent in the case because he was listed as the CEO for the New Georgia Project at the time,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The AJC noted that “Representatives of the New Georgia Project hand-delivered 1,268 voter registration applications to the Gwinnett County elections office beyond the time allowed. State election rules require voter registration organizations to submit completed applications within 10 days after they were received from the voter.”
The election board claims the organization failed to follow deadlines, and the investigation now contributes to the ongoing feud between Stacey Abrams and state Republican officials. The state of Georgia requires that voter registration organization submit voter applications within 10 days.
Warnock has a checkered past, having previously expressed support for Reverend Jerimiah Wright and been employed at a church that invited Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to give a speech. In 2002 Warnock was charged with obstructing a police investigation into suspected child abuse at a Maryland summer camp.
And just as recently as December, not long before the Georgia runoffs, bodycam footage was made public showing the aftermath of a domestic dispute between Warnock and his now ex-wife Ouleye Ndoye.
In the video she claims he ran over her foot with his car when trying to leave their Atlanta home. Warnock can be seen denying he ran over her foot on purpose, claiming he thought she was clear of the car when he started to move.
Later in the video, Ndoye tells officers that her then-husband is running for Senate and is trying to protect his reputation.
“This man’s running for United States Senate, and all he cares about right now is his reputation,” Ndoye tells the officer. “I’ve been trying to be very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation. I’ve tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here. And he’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show.”
And the voters of Georgia believed the act.
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