Republicans in Georgia have recruited over 8,000 volunteer poll watchers for runoff elections

Republicans in Georgia say they have recruited over 8k volunteer poll watchers to serve during next weeks runoff elections.

The number is roughly double the 4k volunteers Georgia Republicans recruited during the 2 1/2 week in-person voting period.

GOP officials call the plan the “”largest and most aggressive ballot security and voter integrity operation in state history.”

According to Fox News “The combined effort by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is the re-election arm of the Senate GOP; the Republican National Committee; the Georgia Republican Party and Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue’s campaigns is a “historic effort” to make sure that the Jan. 5 contests are “safe and secure,” party officials have said.”

Sens. Loeffler and Perdue said in a joint statement “Georgians deserve total confidence in the fairness and accuracy of our state’s elections, and we’re thankful to the thousands of volunteers who will ensure that these runoffs are safe, secure, and that every legal vote is counted.”

They added “Georgia Republicans have already mobilized the most robust ground game and poll watching operation in the state’s history and are fully prepared to make certain that the integrity of next week’s elections will not be cast under a shadow of doubt. Everything is on the line on Election Day – no Georgian should have to question the outcomes.”