“The Jolt: Raffensperger wants ‘robust’ new penalties against election tampering”


Facing pressure to update Georgia’s voting system software before next year, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pursuing a different angle. He is calling on lawmakers to make tampering with Georgia’s election system a felony carrying a minimum sentence of 10 years.

“Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and those who attempt to interfere with that fundamental right should be subjected to higher penalties,” he wrote in a letter this morning to state legislators.

“Current Georgia law provides that these infractions constitute a felony but with inadequate minimum sentences and fines, which is not sufficient justice for those who attempt to interfere with our democracy.”

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