Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver expressed some caution about an announcement from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office.
His office will partner with a “state-run” university to analyze an unknown number of signatures from each of the 159 counties.
“The supposed purpose of this exercise in Georgia is to ‘instill confidence in Georgia’s absentee ballot system in future elections,’ the press release states,” Staver wrote. “However, it is hard to find an institution in America to partner with that is more homogeneously radically left than a government-run university.”
Liberty Counsel’s team asked how many signatures would be audited per county, but the Secretary of States’ office refused to answer and hung up. They also are not sure if the audit will compare the ballot signature to the absentee ballot request signature or if it will compare ballot envelopes to the original voter registration signature.
The Trump team said that the Secretary of State acted outside of the law. Staver said the key piece of information is a Consent Decree pushed by the Georgia Democrat Party and agreed to by the Secretary of State which allows election officials to match signatures on absentee ballot envelopes against the application rather than the voter file as required by law.
“This means that ballot signatures were not matched against the registered voter’s signature,” Staver wrote. “This strips any hope of identifying if the person casting the vote is different from the registered voter.”
According to Liberty Counsel, based on historic rates of rejection, it’s likely 30,000-40,000 absentee votes cast would’ve been rejected.
The Georgia Secretary of State refused five requests from the Trump campaign to verify/audit signatures on the ballot envelopes.
Staver also wrote that more than 66,000 underage voters illegally cast ballots in Georgia.
According to Georgia state records, Staver wrote that at least 305,701 people applied for absentee ballots more than 180 days prior to Election Day. That also violates Georgia law.
All of this, Staver wrote, is in addition to the roughly 18,000 ballots counted after Republicans were told to go home in Atlanta. Those ballots being counted can be seen on security footage.