Georgia's Secretary of state admits voting irregularities in 2020 presidential elections

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Seven months after the 2020 presidential elections, Georgia's top electoral official has admitted voting irregularities in the state capital. 

The revelations have prompted Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to order a new audit of tens of thousands of ballots collected from drop-boxes in Fulton County — which covers 90 percent of the state capital Atlanta and whose one million inhabitants represent a tenth of the state's population. 

Five batches in a row of absentee ballots from Georgia's most-populous Fulton County suspiciously showed the same tally of 392 votes for Biden, 96 Trump, and 3 for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen. This has been admitted as a statistical impossibility by state officials.

"New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot dropbox transfer documents will be investigated thoroughly, as we have with other counties that failed to follow Georgia rules and regulations regarding drop boxes. This cannot continue," Raffenspenger said via a tweet.

"Restoring confidence in our elections is going to be impossible as long as Fulton County’s elections leadership continues to fail the voters of Fulton County and the voters of Georgia. They need new leadership to step up and take charge," he added.

Joe Biden was declared the winner of the state's 16 Electoral College votes by a wafer-thin margin of some 12,000.

The former president Donald Trump had claimed systemic rigging of the elections in the six states through postal voting, which robbed him of a "rightful victory", he claims.

Publish : 2021-06-20 18:58:00

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