Georgia Governor Calls For Signature Audit Of Election Results

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he wants a signature audit of the state’s election results saying some of the allegations brought forward during a Georgia Senate Government Oversight Committee hearing was “concerning.”

Governor Kemp told Laura Ingraham of Fox News that he was “troubled” following the hearings about the Georgia election when President Donald Trump’s team presented a surveillance video showing alleged ballot-counting anomalies in Atlanta.

“I called early on for a signature audit. Obviously, the secretary of state, per the laws in the Constitution, would have to order that. He has not done that. I think it should be done,” the Republican governor said, directing his statement to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

“I think especially what we saw raises more questions. There needs to be transparency on that. I would again call for that. I think in the next 24 hours, hopefully, we will see a lot more from the hearings that the legislature had today, and we will be able to look and see what the next steps are,” he added.

Other videos also surfaced showing more evidence of the alleged election fraud in the state.

“This looks like election fraud on a mass scale.Fulton officials throw everyone out of the room and start counting ballots in secret,” Georgia Rep. Jody Hice shared on Twitter.

“For 2 hours. 3,000 ballots per hour per machine.Multiple machines.The margin in Georgia is 12,000,” he added, then calling out Secretary Raffensperger to “do the math.”

President Trump has earlier slammed Governor Kemp for his inaction on his team’s call for a signature audit to sort out “illegal ballots” that were canvassed during the Georgia election.

Governor Kemp reportedly called for a “sample signature audit” on November 20, and reiterated that call  support on November 24 although the decision will be on the hands of Secretary Raffensperger.

Allies of President Trump showed support for the Georgia Governor’s call — although some were wary of his late decision to do so.

“Governor Kemp calling for a signature audit of the Georgia ballots and indicating that he is troubled by the evidence at the state senate hearing is an encouraging step in the right direction,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.

“FINALLY Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is calling for a signature audit. What took him so long??? This is BASIC election integrity ignored until now,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a tweet.

The legal team of President Trump formally requested for recount of votes in Georgia last November 22, a day after the state moved to certify its election results favoring Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

“President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards,” it added, noting that “without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted.”

Georgia’s election result had Biden beating President Trump by a mere 12,670 votes or 0.25% out of the recorded 5 million votes cast.

President Trump’s lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani earlier said that the historic recount done in Georgia will “tell us nothing because these fraudulent ballots will just be counted again because they wouldn’t provide the signatures to match the ballots.”

President Trump also reiterated that the signature audit could impact the election result for Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue — ahead of a January 5 runoff which will determine the GOP control of the Senate. Georgia requires a candidate to receive at least 50% of the vote to win, and in the last election, no candidate in the two separate races received more than half the vote.

“The best way to insure a @KLoeffler and @sendavidperdue VICTORY is to allow signature checks in the Presidential race, which will insure a Georgia Presidential win (very few votes are needed, many will be found). Spirits will soar and everyone will rush out and VOTE! @BrianKempGA.

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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