Last Updated on December 22, 2020
A new report from the Georgia State Senate’s Election Law Study Subcommittee found evidence of illegal activity executed by election workers at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on November 3 and 4, 2020.
The Georgia Election Law Study Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Committee. Subcommittee Chairman, William Ligon (R), said the draft report has not been formally approved by either the subcommittee or the Judicial Committee.
“The events at the State Farm Arena are particularly disturbing because they demonstrated intent on the part of election workers to exclude the public from viewing the counting of ballots, an intentional disregard for the law. The number of votes that could have been counted in that length of time was sufficient to change the results of the presidential election and the senatorial contests,” the report reads.
“Furthermore, there appears to be coordinated illegal activities by election workers themselves who purposely placed fraudulent ballots into the final election totals.”
Today marks six weeks since the election. We’ve shown you the fraud and irregularities in the vote. And we ask ourselves—what is different today? What will be different on Jan. 5th?
It’s time for the appointment of a federal special prosecutor to get to the bottom of this.
— William Ligon (@SenWilliamLigon) December 16, 2020
Election workers counted mail-in ballots at the arena location and according to surveillance camera footage from Election Day – and corroborated by eyewitness testimony, workers stopped counting ballots at approximately 10:30pm local time. The illegal act comes in their resumption of the count after observers and media left the counting area.
Gabriel Sterling, an election official who works in Raffensperger’s office and who has vehemently insisted there was no vote fraud or ballot tampering through the whole of the election and across the state, has paradoxically acknowledged that there was an 82-minute period on Election Night when no monitor was present as ballots were being counted.
Raffensperger’s office has refused to acknowledge the illegality of the action, instead blaming the media and observers for leaving after the announcement that counting was stopping for the night.
A spokesman for embattled Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement, “The report makes rash conclusions based on a one-sided presentation of conspiracy theories, poorly assembled data and conjecture. Of the many courts that have reviewed this same jumble of misinformation, none have found one shred of it to be credible. It is disappointing that the members of the study committee let their political allegiance cloud their judgment when dispassionate analysis by the courts have determined the allegations to be nonsense.”
The subcommittee’s report acknowledged that a plethora of witnesses and experts testified about irregularities and fraud allegations during a public hearing earlier this month.
In summary, the legislators on the subcommittee wrote, the General Election “was chaotic and any reported results must be viewed as untrustworthy.”