Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made an important announcement at the beginning of the week. Raffensperger explained that his office is looking into Fulton County’s failure to generate vote dropbox transfer papers for absentee ballots from the general election on November 3, 2020.
The probe comes after the Georgia Star News published a lengthy piece; in this article, a Fulton County poll worker revealed that a few papers are absent and certain procedural documentation may well have been lost.
Upon an Open Records Request, Fulton County should have been able to furnish the Georgia Star News with an estimated 1,565 transfer forms, according to records cited by the publication. The district has apparently released 1,180 transfer forms after the publication sought the records many months ago.
The Numbers Don’t Add Up
At least 385 absentee voter transference forms remain unaccounted for, resulting in a total of 18,901 votes. The figure is significantly higher than just a few. Joe Biden achieved victory in the state by just 12,000 votes in Georgia.
The State Election Commission, which contains Raffensperger, issued an emergency decree in July 2020. These laws require that each and every Georgia county use and maintain transfer forms. These transform forms exist to document the critical chain of custody for absentee ballots collected from drop boxes and delivered to the county registrar’s designees in time for the November 3, 2020 presidential election.
Newly published notes jotted down by an election monitor detail a slew of issues witnessed in #Georgia’s largest county during the 2020 election.
Carter Jones was tapped by @GaSecofState Raffensperger to observe firsthand the election in #FultonCounty. https://t.co/k3qMcBmovZ
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 19, 2021
In the 2020 general election, roughly 300 drop boxes were deployed across the state.
Between September 24 and November 3, 37 ballot drop boxes were available in Fulton County for a total of 41 days.
Documents Fail to Meet Regulations
Fulton County isn’t the only Georgia county to face scrutiny over its handling of transfer papers. According to a press release, Raffensperger launched investigations into Coffee, Grady, and Taylor counties in April; his happened after they failed to complete their absentee ballot transfer papers in accordance with Georgia rules and regulations.
Investigator notes reveal massive election problems in Georgia. This is NOT GOING AWAY. I explain on NATIONAL FILE TVhttps://t.co/dHn8hup3L7
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) June 18, 2021
Per a statement from the 2021 State Resolutions Committee, the Georgia Republican convention silenced Secretary of State Raffensperger in early June for the neglecting of his constitutional duty.
This neglect included the following: allowing his office and third parties to send out mass mailings of absentee applications, (which created an opportunity for corruption and overburdened polling offices) and making accurate signature comparing nearly impossible; enabling ballot drop cartons without the appropriate chain of evidence and disregarding sworn affidavits and proof of fraudulent voting were also reasons behind the censure.
Only four counties are currently under examination by the Georgia Secretary of State’s department for violating the Local Election Panel’s edict on drop boxes.
🚨BREAKING from @jsolomonReports
Georgia investigator’s notes reveal ‘massive’ election integrity problems in Atlanta. 29-page memo cites double counting, insecure storage, ‘massive chain of custody problem’ and a worker’s threat to ‘f*ck sh*t up.’” https://t.co/oTU0cnO816
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 18, 2021
According to CNN, the state is only looking into a rule infraction; CNN also alleges the investigation has no bearing on ballots suspected of being fraudulent or missing ballots in that country, any more than it is in the other lesser, more Republican areas.
Raffensberger believes the county requires fresh management to take the reins.
In a tweet, he stated that restoring faith in our elections will be never restored as Fultons leadership continues to disappoint Fulton County and Georgia voters.