A little-noticed provision in Georgia’s new voting restriction law, SB202, threatens the rights of 364,000 voters. The new provision signed into law in March allows private citizens to challenge an “unlimited” number of other voters’ ballots. The result is that hundreds of thousands of voters individually targeted by a conservative group from Texas may not have their ballots counted in next year’s crucial US Senate race and the expected re-match for the Governorship between Stacey Abrams and incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.
– The Texas group is working through 88 local challengers, mostly GOP operatives.
– The champ of challengers is Pamela Reardan who is personally blocking attempting to block 32,379 voters in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb. She claimed in papers filed with the County that she has knowledge that each one of these voters is illegally casting or will cast ballots there even though they no longer live in Cobb.
– Reardan, a GOP official, is the candidate of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for Vice-Chair of the Georgia Republican Party. (In February, Taylor Greene was stripped of Congressional committee posts over anti-semitic conspiracy statements.)
– One voter Reardon challenged, Tamara Horne, told our investigators that she had temporarily moved because she lost her job due to Covid and had to sell her home. Horne, an African-American woman like many on the challenge list, had moved within the County and therefore remains a legal voter. Horne was stunned that she her ballots are challenged, stating, “This is the first I’m hearing about this. They never called me, never wrote me. I’ve been voting in Cobb for years. This is just unfair.”
In a filmed interview with this reporter at her home in Marietta, Reardon stated, “I don’t know anybody that’s moved temporarily because of COVID.” She did not recognize a photo of Horne, claimed she did not recognize the name, never spoke nor wrote to her yet claimed Horne was an illegal voter and her ballot should not be counted.
– In fact, Reardon stated she did not speak to a single one of these voters. “I did not speak to the 32,000 people.”
(Voting from a false address is felony crime. The state’s own investigation of the November presidential race could not identify a single felonious voter, let alone tens of thousands.)
– Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs, who represents the Georgia NAACP, when informed of the mass, stated [on camera] that unfounded attacks on vo