Derek Somerville, a former FBI agent, used his Facebook account to post his findings on out-of-state voters who voted in Georgia in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Somerville analyzed a voter roll of 580,000 registered voters in Georgia and found that 57,000 total votes belonged to another county within the state. Of those 57,000, at least 17,514 votes were from people who no longer live in Georgia and whose mail-in vote was still requested, returned, and counted.
Under Georgia election law, voters must be residents of the state and county where they vote, so according to Somerville’s findings, these 57,000 votes should be disqualified or at the very least investigated.
In his presentation, Somerville described his expertise in the research field, “It’s been a few years, but most of you know I’m a former FBI special agent. Prior to that, I worked in the U.S. intelligence community. I’m a trained federal investigator who was assigned to Public Corruption cases. There are others more experienced than me, but this is far from my first rodeo.”
The former FBI agent’s method is similar to one recently introduced by Matt Braynard of the Voting Integrity Project.
The method involves analyzing voter rolls in the six states where President Trump disputes the results.
They used the national change-of-address database to determine the people who voted while not being residents of the state where they voted.
On his Facebook page, Somerville used one example of the 17,514 nonresident voters in Georgia to show how the election was far from secure.
“Jane requested her Georgia absentee ballot on June 29, 2020. It was issued to her on Sept. 18, 2020, at a Georgia address. Jane returned her ballot via mail on Oct. 24, 2020. And with that, Jane voted in our election,” Somerville wrote.
“The only problem is Jane instructed the U.S. Postal Service to begin forwarding her mail to Portland, Oregon, effective February 2017.”
In Somerville’s example, Jane (a pseudonym) has lived in Portland since 2016 and has had several rentals registered since then, one job as a nurse and another as a fitness trainer.
Somerville even found some reasons how Jane’s vote came to pass, “Now, several of her family members still do live in Georgia, some at Jane’s old address. And you guessed it, two of them received their absentee ballots at that same Georgia address.”
“Remarkably, despite living 2,600 miles away, somehow Jane managed to return her mail-in ballot to the County Registrar’s office ON THE SAME DAY as her two family members’ ballots—from Portland—2,600 miles away,” Somerville ironically stated.
In his Nov. 28 post, Somerville promised to provide the file of the 57,793 cases of voter ineligibility in Georgia.
Many of these address changes are normal, and there may be reasons to do so, but it does require an investigation.
“Many of these incidents can be legitimately explained. Not all reveal nefarious intent or coordinated efforts. Some voted Republican. Some voted Democrat. But after investigating a random sample of these voters, it’s abundantly clear that thousands, if not tens of thousands, voted in our election who do not reside in the county in which they voted … or even in Georgia,” he concluded.
The evidence of irregularities in this election is sufficient to invalidate the Democratic candidate’s results.