RNC trains Georgia GOP volunteers to mobilize voters and ensure election integrity – CBS Atlanta
FORSYTH COUNTY, Georgia (CW69 News at 10) – The Republican National Committee trained Georgia Republican volunteers to register and engage voters during GOP National Training Week and highlighted their continued efforts to ensure integrity elections.
For Republicans across state and in Forsyth County, preparing for the next election is vital. “We are an open tent party. We want people to join us and our cause, ”said Jason Thompson, Republican National Committee member. Bobby Donnelly started volunteering in Forsyth County in 2017 and got more involved after the 2020 election. “A lot of people, including myself, feel like the election didn’t been fair, so we want to get involved and we want good, strong Republicans elected, ”Donnelly said. He added: “The mail ballots, there were a lot of problems there. There were problems with the machines. A lot of people thought they weren’t fair. “I know there are issues because I have had two cases myself, one in Fulton County, the other in Cobb County,” Thompson said.
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They are setting their sights on the 2021 and 2022 elections. The Republican National Committee recognized National Voter Registration Day on September 28, 2021, but officials say their effort to train volunteers nationwide continues. “One of the problems for Republicans, as for non-Republicans, is the integrity of the elections. We want to make sure we have fair and honest elections, ”said Thompson. “Electoral integrity is really important to us, and we want people to be trained, really, year round.”
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They particularly expressed their concerns about the Fulton County election. “You had set up blue barriers that needed to be removed. They were setting up barriers and cages so people could stand behind them and couldn’t see what’s going on, ”Thompson said. Fulton County officials stood up for the integrity of their election, and state election officials stood up for theirs as well. They carried out several audits and determined that there had not been widespread electoral fraud and not enough ballots to re-mandate former President Donald Trump. “We have a good start, but I don’t think we’ve completed the election audits, and I think there’s still a lot of work to do,” Donnelly said.
GOP officials educate voters and poll watchers on what to look for. If something is wrong maybe it is legal and they need to know the difference, ”said Thompson. “We still have to get all the last conservative Republicans to vote in 2022. This is key, if we are to win this election,” Donnelly said.
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They hope that continuing education will give different results in the next election.