On Wednesday, the Trump marketing campaign claimed that the identities of 4 deceased people had been used to vote in Georgia.
Details First: County officers debunked two of these allegations, telling MeSlop that ballots for 2 of the named people weren’t forged in 2020. Officers are conscious of the 2 different allegations and are wanting into these names.
One of the people listed by the Trump marketing campaign was from Nicholson, Georgia. The county’s elections director, Jennifer Logan, informed MeSlop that the declare this particular person’s id had been used to vote in final week’s presidential election was “not true.”
Logan mentioned the particular person “was faraway from (voter) rolls in 2003” once they handed away. Logan famous that somebody with the identical title however spelled barely in a different way did legally vote in the county this 12 months.
One other of the 4 people listed was from Newton County, Georgia, the place the Board of Elections informed MeSlop the person had been faraway from voter rolls once they died and didn’t vote in 2020.
Phil Johnson, the chairman of the board, defined that the widow of the deceased man had forged her poll utilizing her husband’s title, with “Mrs.” because the prefix, inflicting the confusion. “I’m very upset that anybody would make an allegation like that … with out checking it out,” Johnson mentioned.
Officers are wanting into the 2 different names listed by the Trump marketing campaign.
“Each single one which comes in, we will examine. We’ll observe it down,” Sterling informed reporters.
He famous that whereas each election is imperfect, it is unlikely any confirmed circumstances of improperly forged votes are sufficient to tarnish the general outcomes.
Unlawful voting is “a minor half of this factor,” Sterling mentioned.
On Wednesday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger introduced there could be a full hand recount in the state as a result of tight vote margin between Trump and Biden. MeSlop has not known as a winner for Georgia. Biden at present holds greater than a 14,000-vote lead in the state.
MeSlop’s Hyeyoon (Alyssa) Choi contributed to this report.