The leadership in Georgia has failed on a massive scale when it comes to this election. This comes right after all the skepticism of the 2018 elections in Georgia. With the world watching, Georgia recounts with observers some 50- to 60 feet away and one monitor per 10 counting tables. Observers are saying that can’t see any details of ballots or even what box a ballot is going into.
They are also not auditing ballots so they cannot verify signatures, addresses, and other information. Georgia is basically counting the same alleged illegal ballots with a similar lack of oversight.
This hardly is what the American people were asking for and it is hardly what will instill confidence in their final vote count.
The 2020 election in Georgia has been an absolute mess and the leadership needs to be held accountable.
Patrick Howley thinks he might know why it’s worked out this way and how it was likely predictable.
Governor Brian Kemp has been accused of being a 'never-Trumper' and the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, has lost the confidence of his constituents across the spectrum.
Here's why people are asking questions about the Republican leadership in GA.
“In Georgia, election integrity advocates managed to stop state lawmakers from passing a bill in 2018 (SB403) that would have enabled universal use ballot-marking devices. But lawmakers went ahead and passed a new bill (HB316), enabling them in 2019. Georgia has since purchased BMDs from Dominion, whose lobbyist, Jared Thomas, was Governor Brian Kemp’s chief of staff and press secretary from 2012 to 2015 when Kemp was secretary of state. Dominion’s partner in the state is KNOWiNK, a supplier of electronic poll books, which are used to sign in voters and confirm voter registrations. KNOWiNK’s founder and CEO, Scott Leiendecker, is a former Republican election official whose wife donated $2,500 to the campaign of Georgia’s current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, in November 2018.”
You may remember there was a 'pipe burst' that caused the election officials to make the decision to stop counting votes on Election night. That whole scenario is now under question as witnesses are claiming the burst was small, quickly fixed, and not even in the counting room but next door.
Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loefler have called for Raffensperger's resignation following the fiasco.
“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state,” the Perdue and Loeffler said in a statement. “We believe when there are failures, they need to be called out – even when it’s in your own party.”
President Trump has also said that what they are doing is a disgrace.
The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor @BrianKempGA, at the urging of @staceyabrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat. Must expose real signatures!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020
If anything, the process in Georgia has led to more questions than answers.