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Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston is calling for a forensic audit after the “explosive” revelations coming out of the battleground state.
In a letter sent to Fulton Elections Director Richard Barron, Ralston specifically called for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the possibility of fraud in the 2020 election.
Ralston cited the “mounting evidence” in Fulton County as the reason for the investigation.
“Recently, media reports have surfaced which call into question the way in which Fulton County conducted, counted, and audited the November 2020 Presidential Election. These reports have been accompanied by video and other evidence which is part of ongoing litigation and requires thorough examination and explanation. Given the seriousness of this situation and the possible repercussions for our state and nation, it is time we have an independent investigation – once and for all – of the way in which Fulton County conducted, counted, and audited the November 2020 Presidential Election,” he wrote.
“To that end, it is my urgent recommendation that your office request that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducts its own, independent forensic investigation into the November 2020 Presidential Election in Fulton County,” the letter continues. “The GBI will follow the evidence wherever it may lead to determining if any irregularities or willful fraud occurred.”
Almost 200 duplicate ballots were found in Fulton County, Georgia, last week by a major voting group.
Digital scans of ballots made public under Georgia’s new voting law show that nearly 200 ballots, including a write-in vote for rap artist Kanye West, were initially scanned twice last fall before a recount, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The discovery of identical ballots was brought to light by a group of voters called VoterGA, which is seeking to prove that the election was fraudulent.
VoterGA said they found evidence of “massive” fraud in Fulton County after reviewing ballot data.
The group says the claims are based on a VoterGA data team’s analysis of Fulton’s mail-in ballot images.
“Petitioners in a lawsuit organized by VoterGA to inspect Fulton County ballots have added stunning claims in their amended complaint and provided new evidence from public records that show Fulton County’s hand count audit of the November 3rd, 2020 election was riddled with massive errors and provable fraud,” the group said in the press release.
“The team’s analysis revealed that 923 of 1539 mail-in ballot batch files contained votes incorrectly reported in Fulton’s official November 3rd, 2020 results,” the group said.
“These inaccuracies are due to discrepancies in votes for Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and total votes cast compared to their reported audit totals for respective batches. Thus, the error reporting rate in Fulton’s hand count audit
is a whopping 60%,” the release added.
“One type of error discovered involved duplicate results reporting for batches of ballots. The team found at least 36 batches of mail-in ballots with 4,255 total extra votes were redundantly added into Fulton Co. audit results for the November election. These illicit votes include 3,390 extra votes for Joe Biden, 865 extra votes for Donald Trump, and 43 extra votes for Jo Jorgenson. But it is not simply a case of errors,” the group said.
“The VoterGA team found 7 falsified audit tally sheets containing fabricated vote totals for their respective batches. For example, a batch containing 59 actual ballot images for Joe Biden, 42 for Donald Trump, and 0 for Jo Jorgenson was reported as 100 for Biden and 0 for Trump,” they added.
“The seven batches of ballot images with 554 votes for Joe Biden, 140 votes for Donald Trump, and 11 votes for Jo Jorgenson had tally sheets in the audit falsified to show 850 votes for Biden, 0 votes for Trump and 0 votes for Jorgenson,” the said in the press release.