Dec. 30 (UPI) — Georgia investigators didn’t discover any fraudulent absentee ballots amongst an audit of greater than 15,000 voter signatures in Cobb County, a report by Georgia’s secretary of state launched Tuesday.
The outcome disputes claims by President Donald Trump who has repeatedly stated Georgia absentee ballots have been stuffed with fraudulent votes costing him the election within the state. President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump in Georgia by 12,000 votes.
In an in depth probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and secretary of state investigators, they discovered 10 absentee ballots that appeared to have signatures that did not match or the signature was lacking.
The report stated all 10 voters verified with investigators that they certainly submitted the ballots.
“Based mostly on the outcomes of the audit, the Cobb County Elections Division had a 99.99% accuracy price in performing appropriate signature verification procedures,” the report stated. “The audit staff was additionally capable of affirm that the 2 ballots that ought to have initially been recognized by Cobb County Elections Division workers as requiring a treatment notification have been truly solid by the voters to whom they have been issued. No fraudulent absentee ballots have been recognized throughout the audit.”
Cobb County in suburban Atlanta is the state’s third-most populous county the place African American and Latino residents make up a bit greater than 40% of the inhabitants, in keeping with the newest accessible figures from the U.S. Census.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who ordered the audit, has been constantly criticized by Trump for the dealing with of the election.
Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who’re in tight runoff elections to maintain their Senate seats, known as for Raffensperger to resign final month.