At least this is a start.
After weeks of President Trump and other Patriots calling out Georgia’s Secretary of State and Governor Kemp to conduct a signature matching audit for mail-in ballots, it looks like it might happen soon.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger just announced that the University of Georgia along with the secretary’s office will be conducting random samplings of ballots in each county.
The main concern is will there be allowed anyone from outside the University of Georgia and the secretary’s office to overwatch the process?
This isn’t the homerun ball Trump was asking for but could lead to it very soon.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 18, 2020
BREAKING: Georgia Conducting Statewide ‘Signature Match Review’ Of Absentee Ballots https://t.co/dyBHQt9PvK Great! How about we do Arizona next?
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 17, 2020
News Max covered the story and released these details:
Georgia’s secretary of state has relented and announced a statewide signature-matching effort for the November election.
President Donald Trump’s campaign claimed voter fraud and has requested that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger order such an audit since the election ended.
Signatures for absentee ballots in all of Georgia’s 159 counties will be reviewed, per The Washington Times.
The University of Georgia will partner with the secretary’s office to analyze a random sampling of signatures from each county for mail-in ballots during the November election, a Thursday press release said. The audit is expected to wrap up in two weeks.
Glad to see signature audit beginning in Georgia for mail-in votes.
However, many believe Fulton and Clayton counties are the most suspect, not Cobb. Hopefully they will be included. https://t.co/eST7f0bXbN
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 17, 2020
After weeks & weeks of pressure, GA’s secretary of state announced a statewide signature match review. https://t.co/5uNkKq3elM
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) December 17, 2020
The Washington Times chipped in too:
Georgia officials on Thursday conceded to requests for a statewide check of signatures on mail-in ballots after President Trump repeatedly asked for the study.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the review of absentee ballots in all 159 counties, saying the move is an attempt to rebuild trust in the election process.
“Despite endless lawsuits and wild allegations from Washington, D.C. pundits, we have seen no actual evidence of widespread voter fraud, though we are investigating all credible reports,” he said. “Nonetheless, we look forward to working with the University of Georgia on this signature match review to further instill confidence in Georgia’s voting systems.”
The review comes less than three weeks before the state’s Senate runoff elections on Jan. 5, which will determine which party holds the majority in the upper chamber.
FLASH: Georgia to Conduct Statewide ‘Signature Match Review’ Of Absentee Ballots https://t.co/kcOtdr2hER
— Neanderthal Scholar Poso (@JackPosobiec) December 17, 2020
Hopefully, this isn’t a stunt by Raffensperger to appease Republicans and just say “look we did it”.
Another question is will Raffensperger appoint liberals professors to handle the signature match review?
I guess time will tell.