Georgia’s top election official abandoned his investigation into hundreds of legitimate complaints about election fraud.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) seriously doubts he will find evidence of “illegal voting and violation of state election law” during the November presidential election.
“We have never found systemic fraud, not enough to overturn the election,” he told ABC’s “This Week” in a video shared on YouTube.
The remarks came despite him earlier stating hundreds of election irregularities raised “credible claims” that warrant further examination. Less than a week later Raffensperger quickly changed his mind.
“We have over 250 cases right now,” he said. “We reached out to the governor and asked for additional manpower resource with [the] Georgia Bureau of Investigation that gives us additional reach so we can finish up these investigations quickly but, right now, we do not see anything that would overturn the will of the people here [in] Georgia.”
Raffensperger is standing by the result of the election, and confirmed he has practically given up on finding proof that verifies the Democratic Party resorted to election fraud to win presidency.
“The people of Georgia have spoken and, obviously, I am a conservative Republican and disappointed with the results but said I would count every legal vote and work hard to make sure that no illegal votes are counted,” he said. “That is what we have been doing.”
He also refused requests from fellow GOP members to pursue the matter through the Georgia General Assembly.
“I do not believe there is the will in the General Assembly for a special session,” he said. “If they did that they would be nullifying the will of the people.”
He openly admitted he truly believed the majority of Georgians wanted Democratic candidate Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States.
“If you look at the way the election has turned out here in Georgia, President Trump got 10 percent less votes than Cherokee County, which is a red-rich county this election cycle,” he said. “Whitfield County in northwest Georgia less than 4.5 percent. Really, at the end of the day the voice of the people was spoken.”
The secretary of state was previously skeptical about President Donald Trump’s concerns of voting fraud.
“There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation, and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well apparently,” Raffensperger said.