Georgia Gov. Kemp renews call for signature verification after security footage shows potential illegal counting of ballots

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp addressed concerns over his state’s Presidential Election on Thursday night as he joined Laura Ingraham on Fox News. During a State Senate Oversight Committee hearing, a number of witnesses shared testimony about concerns over the election. Security footage also showed four individuals in Fulton County processing thousands of ballots after hours when no observers were present — a clear violation of state law.

The security footage prompted President Donald J. Trump to encourage signature checks of the ballots.

“The best way to insure (sic) a Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue victory is to allow signature checks in the Presidential race,” Trump tweeted. “Which will insure (sic) a Georgia Presidential win (very few votes are needed, many will be found). Spirits will soar and everyone will rush out and vote!”

Trump also tweeted:

“People in Georgia got caught cold bringing in massive numbers of ballots and putting them in “voting” machines. Great job Gov. Brian Kemp!”

Kemp, for his part, told Ingraham that he called early on for a signature audit, but the Secretary of State needs to order one. Kemp renewed calls for a signature audit.

“I think in the next 24 hours hopefully we’ll see a lot more from the hearings that the legislature had today and we’ll be able to look and see what the next steps are,” Kemp said.

Ingraham pointed out Trump’s displeasure with Kemp, who said he shares the President’s frustration.

“We’ve had a few battles but nobody worked harder for Donald Trump before Nov. 3 and I’ve continued to support his efforts in the campaign anyway that I legally could post the election and I’ll continue to do that,” Kemp said.

As for the Thursday hearing and the security footage, Kemp said he understands the concern.

“We’re working right now and hopefully the Secretary of State will update us on exactly what was going on,” Kemp said. “I’ve heard they had a monitor there. I think it’d be good for him to come out and say exactly what was going on. But I think this also gives him an opportunity to really look at specifically the Fulton County recount that’s still going on to make sure that that recount is being done in the right way and that we know if these were ballots were they counted correctly. If there were signatures…”

Ingraham cut Kemp off and pointed out what the video showed.

“But in the middle of the night they kicked the observers out and then they went back and kept looking at ballots. They’re finding them under the tables. I mean, this is like a banana republic,” Ingraham said.

“I completely understand,” Kemp said. “We need to get answers from the Secretary of State about exactly what happened. Obviously, they should be investigating this, I would imagine they already are if they’re not.”

Author: Jacob Hall