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Georgia’s secretary of state says Graham asked him throw out ballots

Georgia’s secretary of state says Graham asked him throw out ballots

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, said Senator Lindsey Graham asked whether he could invalidate legally cast ballots after Donald Trump was defeated in the state. During an interview to Washington Post, Raffensperger said Graham asked whether he had the authority to toss out all mail-in ballots in the counties where poll workers accepted higher rates of mismatched signatures.

Sigfried 2 months

Ah, so the trick phrase here is: legally cast. If Graham is asking signatures, then I'm guessing there is supposed to be a form of signature verification in place in Georgia. If true, then Grahams request was to nullify INVALID ballots, legally cast or otherwise.

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 2 months

Ah you gotta love the tatics of the right. Making up fake stories having to do with "fraud", and now this. It seems that the right doesn't have any shame in anything they do even if it is complete bull.

Bulwark AC
Bulwark AC 2 months

He said QUOTE, "reject certain absentee ballots" Ones that did not pass signature verification unless computers sensitivity were turned down, allowing more ballots to be accepted with a LARGER MARGIN OF ERROR. Raffensperger is trying to suck up the Democrats since he is jumping ship. Maybe he should go back and look how the Supreme Court decided the election in 2000. It has been shown in many states and counties that there is a two tier system.

MrLoseddos 2 months

Now that´s a disingenuous clickbait title that have absolutely nothing correct in regard of what was said. If signatures are mismatched, would they not be ILLEGAL? This would affect both parties. I agree it should be done.

Ben 2 months

I think people are missing how ballots and signatures are related here. If you vote by mail, you sign the outside of the envelope, and place your ballot in a secrecy sleeve inside. Once it arrives, the counters will validate the signature ( I assume by comparing it with a database) and if it’s a match with a valid signature they’ll mark it in the system that this person’s already voted (to prevent multiple votes by one person), then set the envelope in the “good ballot” pile. Once Election Day comes, and you can’t request your ballot to be nullified and get a new one, they open the envelopes in the “good ballot” pile and separate out the secrecy sleeves. At that point, the ballot is completely seperate from the envelope and the signature, and there is no way to trace ballot back to individual. This anonymity is a core element of fair and representative elections. (I’ve only voted absentee, but I imagine in person you give your signature before going into the booth, and you’re cleared right there). Only after this point will the counters actually count the ballots and return the vote total. So what Graham is asking is for Georgia to throw out *all* the votes in precincts that were more lenient about signatures matching. This would depend on how you define a “match”, and since there’s no way to figure out whose ballots belong to which signatures, it’s the only way to “correct” something like that. The problem is that you also remove all the completely valid votes in those areas too. If accepting a few mismatched signatures smells of fraudulent election processes, then throwing out thousands of legal votes because of maybe a few dozen dodgy signatures reeks of fraud.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 2 months

“In an interview with the Washington Post, Raffensperger said that his fellow Republican, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, questioned him about the state’s signature-matching law and asked whether political bias might have played a role in counties where poll workers accepted higher rates of mismatched signatures. According to Raffensperger, Graham then asked whether he had the authority to toss out all mail-in ballots in these counties.” Raffensperger was reportedly “stunned” by the question, in which Graham appeared to suggest that he find a way to throw out legally cast absentee ballots. “It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,” he said. Nice to see a Republican with a strong enough backbone and moral compass to reject corruption. Lindsey G is still as despicable as ever.

JustMy.02 2 months

Ya this system is so much better than the old Wake your A** up on election day, grab your ID, prove who you are, and vote.

AgentStepford 2 months

So, it is ok to throw out the entire county?

Eileeñ 2 months

Weather th ou s true, I have obl ut one thing to add, I believe it since they all gave been hinting fraud but if course Republicans are the one cheating.

MIDESSA 2 months

Win at all costs and if defeat is inevitable than fall down in the middle of the floor and scream at the top of your lungs how all those meanies cheated. Yeah real presidential there chosen one. Every election the losing side has fit throwers however in the past at least the outgoing prez was a grownup enough to allow the change to complete for the good of the country. Trump only does what's good for trump, no surprise here.

O'Brien 2 months

Fact of the matter is the mail-in vote discard is 10X lower than it should be compared to previous elections. That alone suggests fraud.

Brutus 2 months

So why does the media add words to change the meaning of what Graham says? Just cuz he’s a Republican. Any ballot that has a discrepancy should be tossed. If a country has a high number of discrepancies, all their ballots should be audited. There is nothing wrong spending a couple of weeks to certify an election. We spent far longer looking Trump over the last 4 years.

Michael 2 months

I assume this is the *wrong kind* of election fraud, so the “liberty-first” crowd is silent?

JustMy.02 2 months

Wow.... it’s almost like Graham doesn’t want illegal ballots to count 🤔

SD 2 months

There is nothing left of the old Lindsey Graham. I don't see how there's enough room in that closet for him with all those skeletons in there too.

Forsaken 2 months

we need a recount in south Carolina. Lindsay is a cheat

Forsaken 2 months

Currupt Republicans,

So 2 months

FLASHBACK: Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica in 2017 estimated 1 MILLION votes in the Venezuelan election were fraudulent. "…this would not have occurred if the auditors of all political parties had been present at every stage of the election."

So 2 months

Section 3 Treason Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

shawn 2 months

Every person signature is never a perfect match it is close but no perfect match.

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