Secretary Raffensperger Praises SCOTUS Decision Upholding Texas Border Response

March 21st, 2024

Atlanta - Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday after refusing to block Texas from implementing its own policies in regard to illegal immigration, stating:

“The southern border is in crisis,” emphasized Raffensperger. “As Biden continues to fail to secure our borders, states have no choice but enacting their own measures. Our main objective continues to be banning noncitizen voting and preventing foreign interference in Georgia's elections.”


Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.