“The secretary of state takes voters’ reports that individuals are violating election law and undermining the integrity of our state and local elections seriously,” Jones said in a statement.
Marks wrote on Twitter that Raffensperger is attempting to marginalize skeptics of the state's new voting system, which combines touchscreens and printed ballots. The system is scheduled to be rolled out to voters statewide during the March 24 presidential primary.
"Doesn't take a genius to see that he's trying to deflect from the scrutiny that his $107M failing voting system is getting," wrote Marks, executive director for the Coalition for Good Governance, an election integrity organization. "Can you blame him for not wanting anyone to take a hard look?
DeMillo wrote that he knew what rules to follow when observing public events in a public place.
The secretary of state’s office cited Georgia laws governing election privacy.
The public must remain outside enclosed voting spaces during elections, according to state law. Photography of ballots and voting machine screens while people are voting is prohibited.
Election investigations are conducted by the secretary of state’s office and can be presented to the State Election Board for potential punishment. Cases can result in letters of admonition or prosecution.