A widely-shared Facebook post, recycling a familiar voter fraud rumor, claims that Georgia mailed out more ballots than the number of registered voters. The full post reads as follows: “Georgia Mailed Out 7 Million Ballots In 2020 Election When the State Only Had 5.6 Million Registered Voters.”
This is a false claim.
According to the U.S. Elections Project, using information from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, Georgia had 1,782,580 mail-in ballot requests in the 2020 election. There were 1,320,154 mail-in ballots returned and accepted, with a return rate of 74.1%.
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