Last Updated on February 9, 2021
The Georgia Republican Party, led by Chairman David Shafer, has released a 10-page summary of actions the state legislature should take to ensure future elections are not fraudulent.
The Georgia Republican Party’s Twitter account published a statement explaining that, “The Georgia Republican Party’s Election Confidence Task Force, created by Chairman David Shafer, has released its reported recommendations with the unanimous approval of the State Executive Committee.”
“This task force, chaired by Atlanta lawyer Brad Carver, produced ten pages of recommendations for restoring confidence in Georgia’s elections,” added Shafer.
This task force, chaired by Atlanta lawyer Brad Carver, produced ten pages of recommendations for restoring confidence in Georgia’s elections. Grateful to @BCarver and all the task force members for their excellent work. https://t.co/CeLVCIgJof
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) February 9, 2021
The Georgia Republican Party websites offers a one page summary of the recommendations:
- Requiring photo ID verification for all absentee ballot applications and ballots, ending the legally compromised system of signature verification, to combat ballot harvesting and absentee ballot fraud.
- Allowing observers at each step of the process, including ballot verification and duplication, with meaningful access, not the sham access allowed under the Secretary of State’s official election bulletins.
- Allowing videotaping of all election activity except voters casting their ballots.
- Eliminating unmanned ballot drop boxes (or, alternatively, mandating a strict chain of custody procedure) to combat supposedly ballot harvesting and absentee ballot fraud.
- Removing no-excuse absentee by-mail voting, allowing absentee ballots only for voters who have a specific reason. Current Georgia law is more liberal than New York law.
- Eliminating third-party and government solicitation of absentee ballot applications. The myriad of solicitations created voter confusion and opens the door to illegal ballot harvesting and fraud.
- Making “Motor Voter” voter registration at drivers license offices opt-in, rather than automatic, to reduce the number of ineligible voters accidentally added to the voter registration list.
- Requiring any organization registering voters to first register with the Secretary of State who will maintain a public list of registered organizations and the number of registrations each organization has collected.
- Replacing all Dominion software with auditable and transparent software.
- Enacting revolving door ethics restrictions on Secretary of State employees.
- Prohibiting so-called mobile voting locations, except in the case of a natural disaster. (Mobile voting locations – vans driven around by Fulton County elections workers with bullhorns – are not authorized by the current Georgia Election Code and an open invitation for fraud.)
- Requiring all third party election grants to be made to the State Elections Board for uniform distribution throughout the state.
- Streamlining the process for election contests and giving the Supreme Court original jurisdiction over Presidential election contests.
- Streamlining the process for voter challenges. County elections boards groundlessly ignored or rejected challenges with impunity.
- Giving the State Board of Elections the power to temporarily appoint county elections superintendents in the event of incompetence or repeated violations of the Election Code.
Georgia was plagued by credible accusations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Perhaps the most damning was video of Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss appearing to wait until all other officials left the vote counting center, then removing hidden ballots from under a table cloth, and counting the same ballots numerous times.
The matter was further complicated when Freeman refused a television interview and declared she was going to find a lawyer.