DeKalb’s acceptance of the private funds “is a violation of S.B. 202,” Raffensperger told Just the News on Thursday, referring to Georgia’s 2021 election reform law.
“The legislative intent of S.B. 202 was to preclude any outside organizations from sending, directly, money to counties for election purposes,” the state’s top election official said, noting “the wording of S.B. 202 is the money should be sent to the secretary of state’s office,” then dispensed to the counties.
S.B. 202 provides, in part, that “No superintendent shall take or accept any funding, grants, or gifts from any source other than from the governing authority of the county or municipality, the State of Georgia, or the federal government.”
Secretary of State Raffensberger wasn’t the only Georgia politician to call out DeKalb for accepting the donation dollars in violation of Georgia law. Former Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler did as well, saying: