Oh dear, it seems the evidence is finally trickling its way through to the right people. And based on this “evidence” that everyone keeps asking for, the committee have decided that the Georgia election result should be decertified.
This is a huge outcome and the report does not paint a picture of an election that was legitimate or trustworthy.
Here are some of the points of the report. including the opening sentence of the executive summery
- The November 3, 2020 General Election (The “Election”) was chaotic and any reported results must be viewed as untrustworthy
- The Subcommittee heard evidence that proper protocols were not used to ensure chain of custody of the ballots throughout the Election, after the opening of ballots prior to the Election, and during the recounts
- The Subcommittee heard testimony that it was possible or even likely that large numbers of fraudulent ballots were introduced into the pool of ballots that were counted as voted: there is no way of tracing the ballots after they have been separated from the point of origin
- The Subcommittee heard testimony of pristine ballots whose origin looked suspicious or which could not be verified and the inability of poll workers to distinguish between test ballots and absentee ballots
- Signatures were not consistently verified according to law in the absentee balloting process.
- Poll watchers on Election Night testified that they had noted that ballots were not secured, that seals and security tags were not used, and the chain of custody was often lax or non-existent.
- During the recount process, the monitors observed similar patterns of unsecured ballots that had broken seals and open cases of ballots laying around for hours or overnight in unsecured locations
- There was a lack of enforcement of the law, sloppy handling of the ballots by those counting, deliberate covering-up of voting numbers by workers, lack of following the process during the recount, unsafe handling of military ballots, and insecure data such as on laptops and flash drives
- According to submitted testimony, there were also many equipment failures when ballots would not go through the machines and other times when ballots were counted more than once.
- A great deal of testimony supported evidence of a coordinated effort to prevent a transparent process of observing the counting of ballots during the absentee ballot opening period and on Election Night
- Witnesses testified to hostility to Republican poll workers during the recount – directional signage was unavailable, doors were locked, and Republican poll watchers were sent home early or given menial assignments.
- Monitors throughout the state were often kept at an unreasonably long distance – some social distancing was understandable, but monitors were blocked from having the visual ability to see what was written on the ballots or to have any meaningful way to check the counting or to double-check that what was counted was actually assigned to the right candidate
- They also could not observe what was entered into the ARLO system, nor could they be told the count that was being entered into ARLO. Instead, they were told that those numbers would be totaled and come back from the Secretary of State’s Office
The report goes through in detail of all the aspects above, and the multitude of illegal and improper counting procedures’ that occurred.
What is the recommendation after hearing the evidence?
“The Legislature should carefully consider its obligations under the U.S.
Constitution. If a majority of the General Assembly concurs with the
findings of this report, the certification of the Election should be rescinded
and the General Assembly should act to determine the proper Electors to be
certified to the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential race. Since time is
of the essence, the Chairman and Senators who concur with this report
recommend that the leadership of the General Assembly and the Governor
immediately convene to allow further consideration by the entire General
The report can be downloaded below