Last week, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger became one of many Republicans decrying the vote by mail system that most states have put into play for this year’s primary and general elections. According to Raffensperger, he and his staff were investigating some 1,000 people or more who have supposedly committed voter fraud during the state’s June 9 primary, as well as the general election in November of 2016.
Naturally, the far left, as they have been the vehicle mail-in voting has ridden in on, have chalked Raffensperger’s claims up to nothing more than a way to boost President Trump’s similar thoughts on the problems with mail-in voting. And honestly, it would be relatively easy to assume so. Raffensperger has long been known as a Trump supporter, and at the time of his announcement last week, was not able to offer much in the way of proof.
However, the State Election Board has just offered all the proof Raffensperger will ever need.
In a news release on Friday, the board said that they were now referring as many as 98 cases of voter fraud to the Attorney General’s office for prosecution. The cases include many double voting, as well as some “submitting absentee ballots on behalf of children or the deceased.” Some cases even go back as far as 2014 and continue up through 2020.
The announcement read that the board has met to discuss the “outstanding investigations conducted by the Secretary of State’s office” of 98 cases on September 10. In addition, they also voted to pass “three new rules, including one lowering sensitivity thresholds for absentee ballot scanners.”
Most of the cases seem to be found fraudulent due to double voting. Such as the following.
“According to investigations, in two cases, one in Putnam County and one in Murray County, individuals allegedly voted twice in the November 2016 general elections. In both cases, the voters knowingly took advantage of glitches or poll worker errors to cast a second ballot in the election.”
Raffensperger says these double votes were done by sending in a mail-in ballot and then later going to the polls in person to vote.
Under ideal circumstances, this shouldn’t even be possible. When you send in an absentee or mail-in ballot, and it is subsequently counted, your name is supposed to be added to a list of those who have already voted, which then disqualifies you from being able to vote if you should try to vote again in person.
However, obviously there are problems with the system.
Hamilton Evans of Long County, Georgia, is one such individual that proves this. He admits to voting twice and says he did so “to prove a point.” Evans says, “It’s not set up right. If I did it, how many other people did it?”
Well, by the looks of it, quite a few.
But, as I mentioned before, double voting is the only problem.
Apparently, there are also people sending in ballots on “behalf” of others, and even signing them as if they are the correct individual.
Per the news release, “In Twiggs County, during the May 2016 statewide general primary elections, one individual allegedly registered her two children, both of whom were felons, to vote; requested absentee ballots on their behalf; then filled out and submitted those absentee ballots herself, including fraudulently signing the oath averring that she was the person identified on the ballot.”