Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday, Dec. 29, that a limited signature match audit in Cobb County found “no fraudulent absentee ballots” and only two mismatched ballots.
The audit was conducted by the Secretary of State’s Office partnered with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It “reviewed 15,118 absentee-by-mail ballot oath envelopes from randomly selected boxes,” or around 10% of the total of 150,431 absentee ballots received by Cobb County election officials in the November election.
“Based on the results of the audit, the Cobb County Elections Department had a 99.99% accuracy rate in performing correct signature verification procedures. The audit team was also able to confirm that the two ballots that should have initially been identified by Cobb County Elections Department staff as requiring a cure notification were actually cast by the voters to whom they were issued. No fraudulent absentee ballots were identified during the audit,” the audit report states.
Georgia has conducted two recounts, one was a hand recount audit and another was a machine recount. Both recounts affirmed Democrat candidate Joe Biden won the state by roughly 12,000 votes.
President Donald Trump and other Georgia Republicans have pushed for Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp to conduct a signature audit. Raffensperger announced the signature verification of ballots in Cobb County on Dec. 14, and a statewide audit of signatures on Dec. 1, which has yet to be completed.
Kemp has said that the results of the state’s signature verification audit should be released on Dec. 23 or 24, but no results have been announced.
President Trump on Tuesday went off on Raffersperger and Kemp for signing the “consent decree” with Democrats, calling them “a complete disaster.”
“I love the Great State of Georgia, but the people who run it, from the Governor, Brian Kemp, to the Secretary of State, are a complete disaster and don’t have a clue, or worse. Nobody can be this stupid. Just allow us to find the crime, and turn the state Republican,” the president tweeted.
“The consent decree signed by the “Secretary”, with the consent of Kemp, is perhaps even more poorly negotiated than the deal that John Kerry made with Iran. Now it turns out that Brad R’s brother works for China, and they definitely don’t want “Trump.” So disgusting!” he added.
Prominent Georgia attorney Lin Wood filed a lawsuit in November against Raffensperger, claiming that, in settling an agreement with the Democratic Party, he violated the U.S. Constitution by changing election policy.
“Allowing a single party to write rules for reviewing signatures is not ‘conducive to the fair…conduct of primaries and elections’ or ‘consistent with law,’ the lawsuit reads.
Wood has repeatedly accused Raffensperger and Kemp of being corrupted by the Chinese Communist Party’s money. Kemp reportedly gave Dominion Voting Systems, which has come under scrutiny over allegations of voter fraud for years and was denied by the state of Texas, a $107 million state contract just two weeks after meeting with Houston Consul General of the People’s Republic of China.
Among the overwhelming evidence of voting irregularities in Georgia was a video revealing concerns over counting processes at the State Farm Arena in Fulton County where election officials were seen counting ballots without observers and counted ballots multiple times.
“When are we going to be allowed to do signature verification in Fulton County, Georgia? The process is going VERY slowly,” President Trump asked Kemp on Twitter. “Pennsylvania just found 205,000 votes more than they had voters. Therefore, we WIN Pennsylvania!!!”