ATLANTA — Tomorrow, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners plans to vote on the nomination of far-right conspiracy theorist and mass voter challenger Jason Frazier to serve on the Board of Elections (BOE) in Georgia’s most populous county.
The 2021 passage of extreme anti-voter bill SB 202 emboldened conspiracy theorists, allowing them to challenge the eligibility of an unlimited number of voters. Frazier is responsible for challenging nearly 10,000 voters in Fulton County in 2022 and 2023, though he has claimed to have “successfully challenged more than 25,000 Fulton voter records.”
“The Fulton County GOP’s nomination of Jason Frazier to serve on the Board of Elections is deeply alarming, and sends a clear signal of where Georgia Republicans’ priorities lie,” said Fair Fight Director of Voter Protection Maya Castillo. “Fulton voters deserve to be represented by BOE members who are committed to upholding democracy and defending their access to the ballot. Baseless challenges make it harder for voters to register to vote, cast their ballots, and have their ballots counted—while further burdening election workers and overwhelming our elections system.”
Further adding to his alarming track record, Frazier spoke in favor of a bill earlier this year that would make it easier to challenge voters, and has also pushed harmful disinformation on the podcast of Trump-ally and election denier Cleta Mitchell.
Since SB 202 was signed into law, anti-voter conspiracy theorists—the majority of whom are white, far-right activists motivated by false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election—have challenged the eligibility of nearly 100,000 (or 1 in every 70) Georgia voters, disproportionately targeting counties with the most Black and brown voters. The overwhelming majority of these challenges have been dismissed due to bad evidence.
“By enabling these mass challenges, Brad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp are burdening voters and making Georgia elections more expensive and more complicated without contributing anything to election security,” said Castillo.