FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 28, 2023
ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on his meeting with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The meeting took place yesterday afternoon at the request of Lt. Governor Burt Jones to address concerns detailed in the Halderman Report.
“Protecting the integrity of Georgia’s elections should be top of mind for every elected official in this state. I appreciate Secretary Raffensperger giving me and Senate members some of his time yesterday. I had hoped to hear more proactive steps were being taken by his office to instill voter confidence for all Georgians ahead of a pivotal election for our state and country. That being said, I appreciate the willingness of the Secretary to evaluate additional options over the coming weeks.
Like many Georgians, I’m frustrated that we’re still having issues with the software used to run Georgia’s elections. The Secretary of State’s Office has been aware of these issues since last fall and failed to bring it to the legislature’s attention. Georgia is going to elect a President - along with many other key officials - in 2024 and we must get it right. The Secretary of State’s office has plenty of time to do its job, and the Senate will make sure they do.”