Last Updated on November 24, 2020
On Tuesday the state of Georgia began its second recount of the November 3 election results, days after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, identified several examples of election irregularities and gave his blessing for the Trump campaign to request signature verification on ballots, which the campaign believes will uncover vast mail-in voter fraud.
The campaign originally announced its intent to begin a second recount on Saturday in a statement declaring “Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia,” and the campaign is “focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.”
After the first audit of the Georgia results garnered an additional 1,000 votes for President Trump, the campaign began calling for a full recount including signature verification of mail-in votes. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the mainstream media, have so far dismissed this, despite the Georgia governor advocating signature verification on November 20.
“Given the record number of absentee ballots and narrow margin in the November 3 election for president in Georgia, I join many in backing a hand recount, and urging a thorough investigation into any voting irregularities,” said Kemp.
“The Secretary of State oversaw a complete audit, which revealed significant errors made in several counties, including Floyd, Fayette, Douglas, and Walton.” The governor added, “It is quite honestly hard to believe that during the audit, thousands of uncounted ballots were found weeks after a razor thin outcome in a presidential election. This is simply unacceptable. I’ve heard directly from countless Georgians: They expect better, and they deserve better.”
At this point, Kemp addressed signature verification, and said that “It’s important to note that this audit only looked at ballots, not the signatures on the absentee applications, or the signatures on the ballot envelopes,” and that Georgians “are extremely concerned about this.” Kemp then urged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to take immediate action to address these concerns.
“It seems simple enough to conduct a sample audit of signatures from the absentee ballot envelopes, and compare those to the signatures on applications and on file at the Secretary of State’s office.”
Giuliani previously addressed the lack of signature verification in the now-famous November 19 press conference held by the Trump legal team and Trump-adjacent attorney Sidney Powell. National File reported:
In Georgia, Giuliani said “For example, the recount in Georgia will tell us nothing, because these fraudulent ballots will just be counted again because they won’t give us the signatures.” He also noted a lawsuit would be filed in Atlanta due to Republicans not being allowed to watch the absentee vote counting process with inspections “completely cast aside.”
“Numerous double voters, numerous out of state voters, and we have specific evidence of intimidation” and people changing votes.
Yesterday, Trump campaign senior legal advisor Jenna Ellis confirmed that the campaign is focusing on this type of easily and quickly provable voter fraud, while Powell launches an independent investigation and lawsuits against Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic.