The officials warned in their letter: "To demand certification of patently inaccurate results neither serves the objective of the electoral system nor satisfies the legal obligation to certify the electronic recount." They also mentioned that "any [voting] system that is [neither] repeatable nor [dependable]" should not be used. The officials also provided the state secretary's office with a document showing how the electronic recount "lacks credibility," asserting that no election board can "reconcile the anomalies reflected in the attached."
Because of the issues with the electronic recount, the county's board of elections "have voted to certify the votes cast in the election night report" reflected in the official certification submitted to the state secretary last month.
Raffensperger subsequently announced Dec. 7 that his office had recertified the election results submitted on the night of Nov. 3. A report by 11 Alive a day after Raffensperger's announcement confirmed: Joe Biden had an 11,779-vote lead statewide against President Donald Trump after three recounts.
Raffensperger's praised how he and his office handled the election during his Dec. 7 announcement. He said: "Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections … [being] the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 16 days of early voting … and no-excuse absentee voting."
The Republican secretary of state further remarked that Georgia "continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation." It saw a record turnout in the recent elections, with over 1.3 million absentee and more than 3.6 million in-person voters utilizing the state's "new, secure, paper ballot voting system," he added.
"Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country. Georgians can now move forward, knowing that their votes – and only their legal votes – were counted accurately, fairly and reliably," Raffensperger said.
However, a number of GOP lawmakers in the state did not share the same sentiment – including the state's GOP chairman David Shafer and Rep. Jody Hice. In a Dec. 9 tweet, Hice commented that Raffensperger "is more interested in covering up his gross incompetence than securing the integrity of our elections." The congressman also called on Gov. Brian Kemp to pressure the state secretary to look at alleged election fraud. (Related: Massive election fraud conspiracy in Georgia BROKEN WIDE OPEN by The Gateway Pundit – see the details.)
Aside from politicians, other parties have also expressed doubts over the integrity of Georgia's elections. In November, registered elector Paul Andrew Boland filed a lawsuit against Raffensperger and other state officials.
Boland's lawsuit alleges that the state secretary's office did not require signature matching during its audit and recount of votes, and that it "unlawfully and unconstitutionally" weakened safeguards against fraudulent ballots. Furthermore, the suit claims that more than 20,000 ballots were cast by people who are no longer residing in the state – which was made possible by the laxly enforced measures. (Related: New York Times columnist urges Democrats to commit voter fraud in Georgia.)
The Nov. 30 lawsuit by the elector asks the court to decertify the state's election results until an examination of a sample size of the questionable ballots is finished. It also calls to check if the signatures on absentee ballots match that of the voter files, and make all ballots and envelopes used in mail-in voting available to the public.
Read the latest updates about election fraud in Georgia and other states at VoteFraud.news.