The Georgia presidential election hand recount, also known as the Fulton County “audit,” has been identified in a new memo to the State Election Board from Governor Brian Kemp’s office as having serious issues, according to a report from the Gateway Pundit.
The 2020 presidential election, which has been fraught with staggering allegations of voter fraud and irregularities from Maricopa County, Ariz., to Racine, Wis., has resulted in a series of investigations and audits across the country. The 2020 Risk-Limiting Audit (RLA) Report conducted in Georgia was one of those many audits.
The memo from the governor’s office states that Dr. Joseph Rossi, a retired executive from Houston County, Ga., contacted the office of Gov. Kemp regarding irregularities found within the RLA report results. Mr. Rossi apparently conducted an analysis of the 2020 audit report in Fulton County and identified 36 inconsistencies with it.
Gov. Kemp’s memo states, “The 36 inconsistencies noted by Mr. Rossi are factual in nature, pose no underlying theories outside of the reported data, and could not be explained by my office after a thorough review detailed below. The purpose of this letter is to convey these inconsistencies to the Board and request them to be explained or corrected.”
Additionally, it is important to note that Joseph Rossi conducted this analysis of the Georgia hand recount along with attorney Jack James, both of whom volunteered to review the audit process without promise of compensation. “Their dedication to this immense task is commendable,” the memo continued.
At the request of Mr. Rossi, Gov. Brian Kemp is requesting that the State Election Board examine the inconsistencies within the recount process, which analyzed thousands of ballot images, audit data, and audit tally sheets.
In fact, Kemp’s office states that they also repeated the research that Mr. Rossi conducted on each of his claims, weighing it against the RLA-collected data. “The process is extensive…” the memo goes on to say. “Based on that analysis, as evidenced in the attached report, I believe a referral to the Board is warranted.”
Gov. Brian Kemp certified the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia despite complaints and reports of voter fraud and irregularities throughout various counties. Fulton County has been particularly plagued by reports of fraud, ranging from election workers caught shredding voter applications to the dubious “chain of custody” requirements for ballots in the state.
In November, the director of the Fulton County Registration and Elections submitted his registration in response to the entire debacle. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger then requested that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) kick-start an investigation into Fulton County’s election management.
It looks as if Gov. Kemp is beginning to question his decision to certify the 2020 presidential election results, despite the fact that his memo states that he does not “dispute or contest the outcome of the 2020 election, but rather [intends] to highlight apparent inconsistencies discovered in the RLA Report data.”
It begs the question, however: if the audit report itself is plagued with irregularities, how much less secure was the presidential election? It’s a question that should rightfully have Georgia voters and all Americans scratching their heads.