Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), said Sunday that he believes there were “very serious problems in Georgia’s election,” as the state prepared to begin a second recount of votes on Tuesday morning.
“Which is fine if you have the evidence to back it up, and if she does have the evidence she needs to start coming forth [with it],” Hice said. “Otherwise, it just kind of disincentives the base. They want to know if there’s real fraud, let’s see it and let’s deal with it.”
A day earlier, Powell said that the president’s lawyers will file a lawsuit of “biblical” proportions, alleging that some election officials were embroiled in a pay-to-play scheme with a prominent manufacturer of voting software.
Powell said the voting system’s algorithms provided Democrats 35,000 extra votes. She said Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s votes were “weighted” at 1.25 times, while President Donald Trump’s votes were parsed at 0.75.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said frequently there were no instances of fraud or irregularities in the state.
Dominion Voting Systems, in several statements to The Epoch Times, has categorically denied allegations of election tampering and voter fraud in recent days, saying that Trump’s team has peddled “falsehoods regarding Dominion” in recent press conferences and interviews.
“I think the majority of the country actually feels that way,” Hice continued. “They want fair and honest elections, and they’re willing to give time, right now, for the Trump team to prove those types of allegations, but when there are potentially allegations with nothing to back it up, that becomes problematic.”
“There have been very serious problems in Georgia’s election, and we do need to have a recount,” he added.
Georgia’s second recount begins 9 a.m. on Nov. 24 and must be completed by midnight Dec. 2.
Trump and his campaign have repeatedly complained that the risk-limiting audit was meaningless without an examination of the signatures on the ballot envelopes.
Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting system implementation manager, said during a press briefing on Monday that there is no legal process in place in the state to allow signature verification as part of the recount.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp urged the state’s top election official during a press conference Friday to conduct an audit of the signatures on ballot envelopes.