In the run-up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a voter registration organization in Georgia that was established in 2013 by unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been the subject of several corruption charges, according to a report on Friday.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, The New Georgia Project, which was once led by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, sacked its top financial, legal, and operational personnel in late June.
“In 2020 alone, it raised nearly $25 million from donors including the left-wing dark money behemoth Tides Foundation and the George Soros-bankrolled Center for Popular Democracy,” according to the report.
Despite no longer being technically linked with the organization, Abrams and Warnock, who are also up for election on Tuesday, have kept in touch with its executives, notably board chairman Francys Johnson.
Under the condition of anonymity, a former executive told the Free Beacon that CFO Randall Frazier was fired “after warning the group’s leaders that they were engaged in potential financial impropriety.”
Frazier had encouraged the charity group to employ a forensic accountant to investigate probable fraud just before he was fired. Frazer specifically claimed that he couldn’t perform his duties without breaking the law.
The former official told the Free Beacon, “I was in the room when he brought it up to all the leadership again and again and again, and was there when he was fired.”
NEW: Stacey Abrams's "poster child" voter registration group New Georgia Project is in turmoil just days ahead of the midterms.
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In September, a different former official said that Kendra Cotton, the CEO of the New Georgia Project, had turned down her request to allow an outside auditor to examine the organization’s accounting software.
Take this in: According to the report, two top executives claim they were sacked after advising the left-wing organization to employ independent forensic accountants to determine whether the nonprofit organization was committing financial fraud.
The New Georgia Project was charged with failing to declare more than $3 million in electioneering costs and more than $4 million in political contributions it had received between 2017 and 2019 in a complaint filed on June 17 by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
According to leaked texts and other internal communications, the group’s paranoid leaders didn’t want anyone to peruse their books, the report said.
As a reminder, nonprofit groups are required to be transparent about how they’re using their donations to reassure donors and the public that fraud isn’t being committed.
In an Aug. 30 text message viewed by the Free Beacon, Cotton sent this reply in response to a request from the group’s COO urging it to hire a new accountant: “We are HYPER SENSITIVE about who we let around our financial info.” CONTINUE READING…