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Election Integrity Group Says Ballot Image Analysis in Fulton County Shows ‘Provable Fraud’ in Audit

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According to the group Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results in Georgia (VoterGA), one of the entities listed on a lawsuit challenging the results of the 2020 election in Fulton County, a hand audit from last year which has oft been pointed to as having “proven” now-President Joe Biden’s victory in the state, was “riddled with massive errors and provable fraud.”

The ballots the analysts reportedly examined were made public after the petitioners in the lawsuit won a court order on April 13 and VoterGA successfully petitioned the Georgia General Assembly to make images of the ballots public under an Open Records Request which began on March 25, according to the group’s news release.

The group reported its analysts found that “923 of 1539 mail-in ballot batch files contained votes incorrectly reported in Fulton’s official November 3rd 2020 results.”

“These inaccuracies are due to discrepancies in votes for Donald Trump, Joe Biden and total votes cast compared to their reported audit totals for respective batches. Thus, the error reporting rate in Fulton’s hand count audit is a whopping 60%,” the group stated in the news release (emphasis theirs).

The team said that out of the 36 batches of mail-in ballots, 4,255 extra votes were added to Fulton’s November audit results, including 3,390 extra for Biden, 865 for Trump, and 43 for Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgensen.

“But it is not simply a case of errors,” the release continued. “The VoterGA team found 7 falsified audit tally sheets containing fabricated vote totals for their respective batches. For example, a batch containing 60 ballot images for Joe Biden, 50 for Donald Trump was reported as 100 for Biden and 0 for Trump.”

“The 7 batches of ballot images with 554 votes for Joe Biden, 140 votes for Donald Trump and 11 votes for Jo [Jorgensen] had tally sheets in the audit falsified to show 850 votes for Biden, 0 votes for Trump and 0 votes for [Jorgensen],” the group stated of its reported findings.

VoterGA accused Fulton County of neglecting to include 100,000 tally sheets, over 50,000 of which were from mail-in ballots in the published results of the full hand recount of the Nov. 3, 2020, election, which was conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. These tally sheets were not produced by county officials until late February, VoterGA said.

In what has now become a familiar accusation against Fulton County officials, the group also said that dropbox transfer forms were conspicuously missing until produced following an Open Records Request, and that “missing forms are still needed to provide chain of custody proof for about 5,000 ballots.”

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