A Forsyth citizen, Frank Schneider, submitted challenges for over 12,000 registrations after using a nationally known change-of-address database to confirm that the parties registered at the addresses in question had previously moved and per Georgia law could not remain registered at an incorrect address. Many had moved out of State.
National main stream media grabbed the story within 24 hours (some have asked how the media would have learned about the story before the public notice was even given) and positioned the challenges as an attempt to somehow interfere with others voting rights – apparently ignoring that improper registrations, if used fraudulently, harm not just one group, but all parties.
The Forsyth County Board of Registration and Elections held a hearing on May 12, 2022, two days after the challenges were submitted. After debating what exact evidence would be sufficient, The Forsyth Board of Elections voted unanimously to dismiss all 12,000+ challenges.
A group of Forsyth citizens who had been active in election integrity gathered at a local office and were joined shortly thereafter by Joel Natt, a member of the Forsyth Board of Elections. The following video illustrates the conversation that followed……