An election official in Fulton county of Georgia admitted on June 9 that there was not enough chain of custody documents for absentee ballots that could legitimately give indisputable proof of the validity of the confirmed results in the 2020 election. 

“As we review the documents provided to you and our daily log. We noticed that a few forms are missing, it seems when 25 plus core personnel were quarantined due to positive COVID-19 outbreak at the EPC, some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced,” said Mariska Bodison to the GeorgiaStarNews in an emailed statement.

According to the outlet, Ms. Bodison holds the post of Board Secretary for the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. 

For the first time an official election official in a key battleground state has acknowledged the negligence of the election process relating to the controversial 2020 election. However, the reality was a bit more problematic than described. 

Following the admission, the outlet could discern that the number of missing transfer forms was not merely just as insignificant as the way the official put it. 

It was nearly 25%. In other words, 1 out of 4 absentee ballots does not have its chain of custody profile. More specifically, the county lost up to 385 forms, which supposedly contain an accounting of 18,901 votes.

That amount is equivalent to “more than 6,000 votes greater than the less than 12,000 vote margin of Biden’s certified victory in the state.”

Even though the election officials did not deny the missing forms, they denied The Star News’s alleged number of absentee ballots cast in Fulton County. 

“We do not agree with the 19,000 you referenced in your inquiry.  Please advise at how you derived at this number and we will investigate,” the outlet reported. 

It is unclear if this allegation is substantiated or not. Still, Star News had presented an example of the spreadsheets sent to them by Fulton County to testify how they concluded the statistic.

“The spreadsheet provided by Fulton County contains 43 rows (one for each collection at a dropbox) and 74 columns. Each of the 37 drop boxes have two columns—one for the number of absentee ballots collected, and one for the number of absentee ballot applications collected,” the news media described.

Star News has ordered Open Records Requests to all the 159 counties in Georgia to provide absentee ballot dropbox transfer forms or chain of custody documents to assess the validity of the 2020 election outcomes. 

However, only 59 Georgia counties complied with the request and offered the documentation, with 28 counties that “failed to respond at all” to Star News.

“No chain of custody documentation has been produced for about 333,000 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes out of an estimated 600,000 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes during that election,” stated Georgia Star News

Therefore a case can be made that records of more than half of the absentee ballots in Georgia were kept from legitimate testification.

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