GA Secretary of State Demands Election Officials Be Fired After Duplicate Ballots Found

by Ashley Muñoz

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thursday called for Fulton County Election Director, Rick Barron, and Registration Director, Ralph Jones, to be terminated from their positions immediately following reports of voter fraud in Georgia’s largest county.

“Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability,” Raffensperger wrote on Twitter. “Rick Barron and Ralph Jones, Fulton’s registration chief, must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately. Fulton’s voters and the people of Georgia deserve better.”

This comes after images became available showing that nearly 200 absentee ballots in Fulton County were double counted.

Even The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, a left-leaning newspaper, reviewed the available digital ballots and found that hundreds of ballots were indeed, counted twice.

One video, posted by Heather Mullins of Real America’s Voice, alleges that you can see the same two ballots side-by-side, showing the exact same pen markings, with the exact same image number.

A lawsuit filed in December by Voter GA claims there is significant evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper ballot counting in Fulton County. Although the county and its election board filed motions to dismiss the case, a judge ruled in favor of allowing it to move forward, seeking an analysis of all absentee ballots.

Voter GA describes itself as a “non partisan, non profit, all volunteer, dues free coalition of citizens founded to restore election integrity in Georgia.”

According to a press release the organization published this week, hundreds of ballots contained noticeable irregularities. “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,” Voter GA stated. “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%.”

During the analysis, Voter GA claimed to have found seven falsified audit tally sheets containing fabricated vote totals for their respective batches. Along with the falsified sheets, the organization found more than 200 Fulton County mail-in ballot images containing votes not included in the hand count audit results for the November election.

Investment manager David Cross, who is working alongside Voter GA, told The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, “If we’re finding this in Fulton County, we’re probably going to find it throughout the state. The question is, why did it happen?”

“The simple fact that it happened and we found it here means that it probably occurred elsewhere,” Cross added.

Republicans have been laser-focused on pursuing election audits after many anomalies caused distrust in the 2020 election results. Besides Fulton County, an audit is currently underway in Arizona’s Maricopa County, after substantial claims of election fraud claims were made there as well.

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