President Donald Trump's campaign provided earlier this week several examples of dead people that voted in Georgia, a swing state where Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden currently holds the lead by a slim margin.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said his office was aware of the “dead voter” allegations and they will be investigated.
The other two of the cases have been found to be legitimate voters.
Full Manual Hand RecountOver the past week, Trump and his campaign have said there were voter fraud and irregularities that favored Biden in key swing states.
Meanwhile, Raffensperger said that his state will carry out a manual hand recount of ballots cast during the Nov. 3 election.
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount, and a recanvas all at once,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a press conference earlier this week. “It will be a heavy lift.”
He said the state will work with county officials to complete a recount before the state’s Nov. 20 deadline.
State GOP officials have alleged there are other inconsistencies in the vote-counting process, which was acknowledged to an extent by Richard Barron, the chief of the Fulton County Elections.
He added, “No one disputes that Fulton County elections officials falsely announced that the counting of ballots would stop at 10:30 p.m. No one disputes that Fulton County elected officials unlawfully resumed the counting of ballots after our observers left the center.”
Barron told the AJC a week ago that he indeed sent home workers at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 before saying that Republican observers believed the vote-count was done for the rest of the night. He said that five county workers did the final tally of ballots until around 1 a.m. on Nov. 4. A state observer was also present, he said.
Fulton County includes the state’s most populous city and capital, Atlanta.
The entire process appears to have been mismanaged at the state level, claimed Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), who called on Raffensperger to step down earlier this week. He refused.
The Epoch Times hasn’t called the race for either Trump or Biden and will wait until outstanding legal challenges are completed. Several news outlets called the race for Biden on Saturday, although the Electoral College and states are the bodies who certify a presidential election.