Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday that 1,000 people in Georgia voted twice in the state's June 9 primary by voting in person after returning a mail-in ballot, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Why it matters: President Trump suggested that people should similarly vote twice during a visit to North Carolina last week to test the mail-in system, prompting a warning from the state's election board. Double-voting is a felony in Georgia, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The state of play: Georgia's attorney general and local prosecutors will decide whether to bring charges on a case-by-case basis, according to Raffensperger.
- He said the double-votes didn’t change the outcome of any Georgia primary races.
- About 1.15 million people cast absentee ballots during the June election.
What he's saying: "A double voter knows exactly what they’re doing, diluting the votes of each and every voter that follows the law," Raffensperger said.
- "Those that make the choice to game the system are breaking the law. And as secretary of state, I will not tolerate it."
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