Newly picked senator under investigation – for voter registration misconduct

Rafael Warnock (Video screenshot)

Ralph Warnock, the freshman senator from Georgia who will be facing voters again in less than two years, already is caught up in a scandal – over alleged voter registration misconduct.

Warnock was a narrow victor in a runoff race in January for one of two seats in the U.S. Senate from Georgia.

He boasted during his campaign of being a “pro-choice pastor,” which prompted Hall of Fame football coach and Christian leader Tony Dungy to wonder whether Warnock was even a Christian, based on his advocacy for abortion.

“I would think it would be difficult for someone who believes that God sees us when we are in the womb (Psalm 139:13-16) to think that it is OK to choose not to bring that life to fruition,” Dungy said.

And the investigation of Warnock for activities involving the New Georgia Project isn’t even the first.

The Washington Free Beacon reported in December the organization was “hit with thousands of dollars in tax liens for unpaid unemployment insurance” while Warnock was an official for the group.

The organization was cited for owning more than $7,800 to the Georgia Department of Labor.

Now, reports Warnock was head of the project for three years, and the State Election Board has advanced a case against him and the group based “on accusations they didn’t deliver voter registration applications on time in 2019.”

The board voted to refer the case to the state attorney general.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution said there were more than 1,200 voter registrations involved, and the referral to the AG could end up with a prosecution.

Warnock is named a respondent in the case as he was an official for the project at the time.

State election rules require groups organizing voter registration drives to provide the documents to the state within 10 days after they get them from the voter. But the Election Board, on a 3-0 vote, said it should be investigated whether the project complied.

The project, founded by failed Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams in 2014, has had multiple run-ins with election officials.

The newspaper said a prior case claimed contractors for New Georgia forged signatures and submitted incomplete forms.

More recently it apparently sent voter registration applications to New York City residents.

Last year an investigation was announced into whether the project tried to register ineligible, out-of-state or deceased voters.

Dungy, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, said: “Rev Warner may be a pastor. My question would be ‘Is he a Christian?’ That is, does he follow the teachings of Jesus and does he believe that the Bible is the absolute word of God?”

On Twitter, Dungy pointed critics of his response to Warnock to the Bible.

“Please read Psalm 139:13-16. Then tell me if you think God puts babies in the womb or man does? If you believe they randomly get there, then I have no argument. But if you believe God puts them there, then how does anyone have a right to ‘choose’ which ones survive?”

Warnock has a history of attacking Christians. Breitbart reported Warnock mocked Christians several years ago for advocating carrying guns for self-defense.

It came during discussion of a Georgia law allowing allowing people with concealed carry licenses to carry in places that previously were off-limits, such as churches.

Warnock, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported, also charged that it is the “moral bankruptcy of the American church” that put President Trump in office.

He also declared America needed to “repent” for supporting Trump’s political rise.

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