The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has reportedly launched an inquiry into financial irregularities at the New Georgia Project, a voting-rights organization established by Stacey Abrams.
The probe follows multiple investigations into former New Georgia Project officials’ alleged financial impropriety.
Accounting and legal professionals have questioned the legitimacy of the New Georgia Project’s most recent tax returns.
Authorities will issue subpoenas to persons associated with the New Georgia Project as investigations begin, according to a source familiar with the state’s operations.
Abrams founded the New Georgia Project in 2013, and it swiftly ascended to become one of the nation’s leading voter registration organizations.
Since 2020, the New Georgia Project and its connected New Georgia Project Action Fund have raised a total of $54.7 million.
The New Georgia Project also claimed to have paid no payroll taxes in 2020, which is impossible unless major criminal activity is involved.
The inquiry was launched by Georgia’s secretary of state in the midst of a separate long-running complaint by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Financing Commission alleging that the voter registration group improperly sought to elect Abrams during her unsuccessful 2018 gubernatorial attempt.
Abrams, a former Democratic leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, is notable primarily for losing two bids in a row to become Georgia Governor.
In spite of her repeated electoral failures, Abrams continues to enjoy significant influence within the Democratic party.