Georgia Announces Signature Matching Review In All Counties


Georgia officials on Thursday conceded to requests for a statewide check of signatures on mail-in ballots after President Trump repeatedly asked for the study.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the review of absentee ballots in all 159 counties, saying the move is an attempt to rebuild trust in the election process.

Mr. Trump has vilified Mr. Raffensperger, a Republican, for not doing more to overturn the Nov. 3 results in which President-elect Joseph R. Biden became the first Democrat to win Georgia in a presidential election since 1992.

“Despite endless lawsuits and wild allegations from Washington, D. C. pundits, we have seen no actual evidence of widespread voter fraud, though we are investigating all credible reports,” he said. “Nonetheless, we look forward to working with the University of Georgia on this signature match review to further instill confidence in Georgia’s voting systems.”

The review comes less than three weeks before the state’s Senate runoff elections on Jan. 5, which will determine which party holds the majority in the upper chamber.

The study, which will be conducted in a partnership with the Univer… (Read more)

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