Fraud investigation in Georgia election judge voided twice


CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Georgia officials are investigating whether fraud-tainted a state lawmaker’s election that a judge has thrown out twice.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement Thursday his office is investigating reports of potential voter fraud in the voided elections for state House District 28 in northeast Georgia.

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State Rep. Dan Gasaway lost to Chris Erwin in the original Republican primary last May. A judge found that election was marred by mapping errors that placed some voters in the wrong district. A new election was held Dec. 4, and Gasaway lost by two votes. Last week, the judge ruled four people voted improperly in the do-over election and ordered a third round of voting.

A new election date has not been set. No Democrats are seeking the seat.