With the 2020 presidential election results still heavily contested in certain circles, you’ve no doubt heard many rumors of election fraud and illegal voting going on. Such rumors have been the reason why recounts and audits have taken place nationwide for months now, including the much-anticipated forensic audit of Arizona’s Maricopa County.
But it’s not just Arizona where results are coming forward about illegal voting or counting. Georgia, another much-debated battleground state, is still in question – and that’s after a statewide recount and an audit have been conducted.
As you well know, both cases only confirmed the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden. However, they still leave room for various questions about voter integrity and violations.
According to a recent article from The Federalist and senior contributor Margot Cleveland, just because Biden won, and no matter how small a margin, it doesn’t mean that all was fair and square when it came to the 2020 election in the state. As Cleveland says, “various legislative mandates designed to prevent fraud and to ensure the integrity of the vote” were still compromised.
One example of this comes from the Georgia law that requires residents to cast their vote in the county they reside in unless they have moved to another county during the 30 days just before the election.
Should any individual who has recently moved still cast their vote in their last county of residence, that vote will “be illegal.” According to Atlanta-based election lawyer Jake Evans, the only exception is for individuals whose recent move is only temporary. As such, a new address was never added to their United States Postal Service account or their voter registration.
And that’s where things get a bit sticky.
You see, Cleveland also spoke to Mark Davis, a voter data analytics expert and president of a Georgia-based data marketing firm, Data Productions Inc. And Davis has information that says some 35,000 Georgians moved to a new county in 2020. Yet, they still voted in their old one.
Now, it’s important to note that neither the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office nor the National Change of Address database, which Davis used to research this has information telling just how permanent these address changes were. This means, as Davis says, that many could be temporary moves and therefore still legal votes if cast in their last county of residence.
However, as Davis dug deeper, he found that at least a third of the 35,000 appeared to be not-so temporary moves.
As Cleveland wrote, “When Davis ran the data, he found that, of the approximately 35,000 Georgians who indicated they had moved from one county to another more than 30 days before the November general election, as of May, more than 10,300 had updated their voter registration information, providing the secretary of state the exact address they had previously provided to the USPS.”
She added that all those “10,000-plus individuals” also voted in the county where they had previously lived and not where their current address indicated.
This means that all of those votes were illegal.
Now, as you might know, Biden supposedly won the state by 12,670 votes. So even if all of these voters cast a ballot for Trump, it would still not mean an overturn of the election results.
But that’s not really the point, is it?
Just like the audit and recounts in other states, the reason for such isn’t really to change the election results or get Trump reinstated somehow, as the Democrats assume. The real point is to bring back election integrity and to build back voter confidence in our electoral system.
As of right now, it is severely lacking. Hence the near-complete giveaway of the Georgia Senate to the Democrats, as conservative voters had lost so much trust in our voting process that few even bothered to add their voices to the fray of the January runoff election.
If America is once again able to fully trust in the electoral process and how our voices are heard, we are first going to have to prove that we are willing to get to the bottom of what really happened on November 3, 2020, whether that changes results or not.
The state of Georgia and the nation deserves the truth.