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Georgia’s NAACP president resigned from an election task force created by the Republican secretary of state


#Rev. #James #Woodall slammed the bipartisan task force created by #Georgia’s secretary of state as “all for show,” and an “attempt to disenfranchise” voters.

  • #Rev. #James #Woodall, the president of the #Georgia chapter of the NAACP, on #Wednesday said he was resigning from his position on a bipartisan election task force created by #Republican #Secretary of #State #Brad #Raffensperger.
  • #Woodall told The #Atlanta #Journal-Constitution he thought the task force, created in #October, was a “farce” and an opportunity for #Raffensperger to “play both sides.”
  • #Raffensperger has refuted #President #Donald #Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, eliciting anger from his #Republican colleagues, but has drawn the ire of #Democrats for attacks on #Stacey #Abrams and investigations into left-leaning organizations.
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#Rev. #James #Woodall, the president of the #Georgia chapter of the NAACP, on #Wednesday said he was resigning from his position on a bipartisan election task force created by #Republican #Secretary of #State #Brad #Raffensperger, calling the operation a “farce.”

#Woodall told The #Atlanta #Journal-Constitution  in an interview that, despite his participation in weekly meetings with other leaders from #Georgia communities, he was frustrated because he felt no changes had resulted from the task force, created by #Raffensperger in #October to “solicit the task force members for innovative ideas to build on the nation leading ballot access options.”

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The task force includes both #Democrats and #Republicans.

“#It’s all for show,” #Woodall told the AJC in an interview, adding that #Raffensperger was “trying to play both sides.”

#Woodall told the AJC that his resignation from the “#Safe, #Secure, and #Accessible #Elections #Task #Force” was sparked by comments #Raffensperger made on #Tuesday, criticizing a court’s ruling to halt challenges to the eligibility of 4,000 #Georgia voters ahead of the #January 5 runoff elections, which will determine which party controls the US #Senate.

“#An #Obama-appointed federal judge issued a ruling yesterday that undermined rule of law in #Georgia,” #Raffensperger said in a statement that targeted the judge, #Leslie #Abrams #Gardner, due to her being the sister of former #Georiga state #Rep. #Stacey #Abrams, who in 2018 unsuccessfully ran for #Georgia governor and has since become a voting rights activist.

“The latest attempt to disenfranchise eligible #Georgia voters flies in the face of the integrity of safe, secure and accessible elections,” #Woodall said. “#And that’s why I can no longer participate in such a farce.”

“#He’s trying to play tough and endorse voter suppression,” he added in the interview published #Wednesday. “#You can’t say that we need bipartisan election reform and then say we need to disenfranchise eligible #Georgia voters to benefit the #Republican #Party.”

#Raffensperger, and #Georgia #Gov. #Brian #Kemp, also a #Republican, have been the subject of numerous attacks by #President #Donald #Trump over their refusal to participate in his unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election following his loss. #President-elect #Joe #Biden flipped #Georgia in what was one of his pivotal election night wins.

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#On #Tuesday, #Trump on #Twitter repeated a debunked conspiracy that falsely accused #Raffensperger of having a brother who “works for #China.” #Raffensperger doesn’t have a brother, according to NBC #News reporter #Ben #Collins.

#Republican #Sens. #Kelly #Loeffler and #David #Perdue, the incumbents in the #Georgia runoff races, have previously called for #Raffensperger’s resignation for what they claimed was “mismanagement and lack of transparency.”

#But as the AJC noted, #Raffensperger has also drawn the ire of #Democrats for his frequent attacks on #Abrams and his investigations into left-leaning groups.





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