Last Updated on November 24, 2020
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel publicly supported the Trump campaign’s claims of provable widespread voter fraud during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“We still have a recount going on in Wisconsin with major issues in how their election laws were applied, with over 200,000,” sand McDaniel, “With over 200,000 people saying they were indefinitely confined, that is four times more than happened in 2016. It just doesn’t seem correct.” McDaniel claimed this helps Democrats “evade voter ID laws.”
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She then noted similar inconsistencies in Georgia, where absentee ballots were rejected for non-matching and potentially fraudulent signatures in much higher numbers in 2016.
“We have a recount in Georgia happening,” McDaniel said. “The governor finally said we should look at the signatures.”
A second recount is currently underway in Georgia, with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger so far refusing the governor’s request to verify signatures. Governor Brian Kemp previously identified several irregularities with the Georgia election, and endorsed signature verification. National File reported:
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.”
McDaniel also noted that there are ongoing legal battles in both Pennsylvania and Michigan, where the campaign also alleges widespread fraud. In Pennsylvania, the campaign recently had their appeal granted by the Third Circuit in a move the campaign says will expedite its ultimate legal strategy of rapidly reaching the Supreme Court.