A new court filing in Georgia includes a slew of sworn affidavits detailing how huge stacks of highly suspicious “pristine” ballots were counted for Joe Biden, and ballots cast for President Trump were counted as votes for Biden.
Attorney L. Lin Wood Tuesday night filed an Emergency Motion against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, calling for a halt on the certification of the state election until the false ballots and ballot counting issues are resolved. Wood is seeking to have the hand recount “reperformed in a manner that is consistent with the Georgia Election Code.”
Last night, I filed an Emergency Motion for Injunctive Relief against GA Secretary of State.
Relief sought includes an order prohibiting certification which includes defective absentee ballots & requiring that a hand recount be performed.https://t.co/rHOU0buzro
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 18, 2020
The Complaint alleges violations against the United States Constitution and the rules of the 2020 Election audit “with those same violations likely to occur again in the January 5, 2021 runoff election for the state’s U.S. senators.”
The attorney argues in the complaint that Raffensperger signed off on an illegitimate settlement with Democrat Party officials, the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee to fundamentally alter the way absentee ballots were processed across Georgia.
The attorney handling the legal representation for the Democrat organizations in the suit is Marc Elias from Perkins Coie, the Democrat law firm Hillary Clinton and the DNC used to funnel millions of dollars to the operatives behind the Russia hoax.
The Elections Clause of the United States Constitution, the complaint argues, only allows state legislatures to prescribe the manner in which absentee ballots were counted.
According to the filing, the Sec. of State added language that made the processing of signature matches more cumbersome, to make it more likely ineligible ballots would not be identified.
“As a result of the defendants’ violations of the United States Constitution and other election laws, Georgia’s election tallies are suspect and tainted with impropriety,” the motion states.
Multiple Republican and Democrat observers submitted affidavits to the court filing describing suspicious, and potentially fraudulent activities perpetrated by rude and hostile election officials in the recount facilities they were assigned to monitor.
Specifically, several monitors and one election worker testified that they observed large stacks of highly suspicious ballots that had bubbles filled in perfectly for Joe Biden with no other candidates marked. They all assumed these Biden votes were fraudulent. Several monitors also said they observed ballots cast for President Trump being counted as votes for Biden.
Susan Voyles, a poll manager with 20 years of experience handling ballots, worked at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Nov. 15 and 16. She explained how most of the ballots she had seen had worn edges, or had been written on, indicating previously use—but “one batch stood out.”
“It was pristine. There was a difference in the texture of the paper—it was as if they were intended for absentee use, but had not been used for that purpose,” she explained. “These different ballots included a slight depressed pro-fold so they could be easily folded and unfolded for use in the scanning machines,” Voyles continued. “There were no markings on the ballots to show where they came from, or where they had been processed. These stood out.”
Voyles noted that the markings for the candidates in this batch were “unusually uniform.”
“By my estimate in observing these ballots, approximately 98 percent constituted votes for Biden” she said. “I only observed two of these ballots as votes for Donald Trump,” she added. Voyles testified that she believes that those absentee ballots had “been added in a fraudulent manner.”
The poll manager said she showed up at 6:45 to work at the same location the next morning and noticed that there weren’t as many auditors counting ballots that day. She said she was assigned to work at the same table as before, and even though the room was sparsely occupied, she was surrounded by auditors at a table immediately in front and in back of her.
She then noticed a huge disparity in the workloads of the auditors. The other auditing tables received boxes with over 3,000 ballots each,” she explained.
“Although the auditing tables surrounding us arrived later, they were assigned large boxes of ballots before we were given [anything],” she stated. “When our box arrived—after a 45 minute wait—I opened the ballot box to find only 60 ballots from the Quality Living Center in South Atlanta, a men’s housing facility for recovering addicts.”
Voyles testified that once her table was done tabulating the 60 votes, they were told they could go home, even though large piles of remaining ballots were still evident. “But the officials were adamant that they did not need any help,” she said.
Voyles noted that she was explicitly told not to have food or drinks at the table, but the people in front and in back of her had “open water bottles, breakfast burritos supplied by the BOE, and snacks on their tables.”
She added that she also noticed serious problems in the set-up prior to Election Day. Typically, Voyles explained, election officials receive the ballot marking machines on the Friday before the election, “with a chain custody letter to be signed on the Sunday indicating that we had received the machines and the counts on the machines when received, and that the machines have been sealed.”
“In this case,” Voyles added, “we were asked to sign the chain of custody letter on Sunday, even though the machines were not delivered until 2:00 a.m. in the morning on Election Day.”
Another precinct, according to Voyles, got their machines at 1:00 a.m. on Election Day.
“This is unacceptable and voting machines should not be out of custody immediately prior to an Election Day,” Voyles declared. “It is possible that these ballot marking devices could have been used for other purposes during that period.”
Buttressing this point, she noted that when they finally received the machines, “they were not sealed or locked, the serial numbers were not what was reflected on the related documentation, and the green bar coded tags that are supposed to cover the door covering the memory card was broken.”
Even though the machines were unsecure, Voyles said her supervisor told election workers to use them anyway.
“As a poll manager for over 20 years, I knew this was not the standard operating procedure for the BMDs and therefore I did not put them into service,” she said.
Voyles testified that she understood her honest assessment of the BOE’s “sloppy” operations would “compromise” her position as a poll worker in Fulton County, but felt compelled to speak out because she believed at least one box of absentee ballots she reviewed had been “added in a fraudulent manner.”
Nicholas Zeher, an attorney from Florida, served as an auditor in the recount in DeKalb County. He said in his affidavit that he was able to get close enough to a table to see a large pile of ballots with just Joe Biden filled in and no other candidate.
He said he saw another table handling another large batch of ballots for Biden.
“The bubble filled out for Biden looked to be a perfect, black mark,” he said, adding that other observers he spoke with had noticed the same thing.
Zeher said that whenever a Republican observer got close enough to a table to see what was going on, election workers would make a big scene, and the Republican would get thrown out.
“While in DeKalb County, I saw a lot of hostility toward Republicans and none towards Democrats, ” he said.
The next day, Zeher testified that he monitored the recount in Henry County where Ameika Pitts, the Henry County’s Elections Director, told him his services were not needed and he could go home. He said when he tried to show her his Henry County Appointment letter on his iPhone to her, she immidiately told him he was not allowed to use his phone in the building.
He was eventually able to convince her to let him in.
“While in Henry County, I personally witnessed ballots cast for Donald Trump being placed in a pile for Joe Biden,” he said, adding that other observers had told him that recounters at several different tables were repeatedly counting votes for Trump as votes for Biden.
Zeher said that “when this was brought to Pitts’ attention, she reacted with extreme hostility.”
“At no time did I witness any ballot cast for Joseph Biden be placed in a pile for Donald Trump,” he noted. “Based on my personal observations, I believe additional absentee ballots were cast for Donald Trump but counted for Joseph Biden,” Zeher testified.
Amanda Coleman said she was assigned by the Georgia Republican Party to monitor the vote recount at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Coleman said she showed up at 9:00 a.m., and was told at the door that the ballot counting was already completed. She said she and another volunteer decided to take a look inside anyway and saw that there was still vote counting going on. So they signed in and tried to get on the floor so they could observe the process. Coleman testified that at the time, there were no monitors observing the vote counters at their tables, but were told that the floor was too crowded for them to be able to observe.
“There was no way to know if any counting was accurate, or if the activity was proper,” Coleman concluded.
Maria Deidrich ran into the some of same issues at the Georgia World Congress Center, according to her affidavit. Deidrich said she arrived at 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 15 to monitor the hand counting and was shocked when election officials announced an hour later that the counting was all finished and everyone could go home. She said the security guard she spoke with was shocked because he had expected to be there until 10:00 p.m. Deidrich said that officials announced that the absentee ballots had all been recounted the day before and the only ballots left to count were the electronic ones.
The monitor described chaos and inconsistency in the vote counting and counters appeared to be breaking rules.
“Only a few tables (of the 170+) were verbally doing the pass count, so there was no way to see if the correct candidate was being put in the correct pile,” Deidrich said. “I observed (and told an election worker) that one counter seemed to be making piles of 9 (but counting them as 10).
She said the counters were using ununiform scraps of paper to jot down the number of ballots and then entering the numbers manually, sometimes inaccurately.
Mayra Romera, a paralegal from Florida and a registered Democrat, said she was interested in the election process in the country so she presented herself at the Cobb County Poll Precinct to observe the recount.
Romera said in her sworn affidavit that on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, she noticed that the recounters were not calling out verbally the names on the ballot as required, but instead passed each ballot to each other in silence.
She also noticed that hundreds of these ballots seemed “impeccable, with no folds or creases. The bubble sections were perfectly made (all within the circle) only observed selections in black ink, and all happened to be selections for Biden.”
Romera added: “It was also interesting to me to see that signatures were not being verified and there were no corresponding envelopes seen in site.”
“At one time, while on the floor, I overheard a woman tell someone else that they should keep an eye on the guy in a blue blazer and pocket square, that he was not allowed to come on the floor and observe past the yellow tape,” she said. “They also kept an eye on him as he took photographs and video of some boxes being stored on a rack.”
“Based on my observations, I believe there was fraud committed in the presidential election and question the validity of the Georgia recount process,” Romera stated.
Consetta Johnson, another monitor in Cobb County, testified that she also saw ballots marked for Trump going into a pile for Biden. Ballots marked “No vote” or “Jorgensen” also went in the pile for Biden, she said. She said that she found the process there to be “sloppy, unorganized, and suspicious.”
Debra Fisher stated in her affidavit that she saw problems with military and overseas ballots.
“All military and overseas ballots I reviewed were very clean. No bubbles were colored outside the line. Not one ballot used an X or check mark,” she noted. “The ballots I observed were marked in black ink and were for Biden. Many batches went 100% for Biden. I also observed that the watermark on at least three ballots were gray instead of transparent, leading me to believe the ballot was counterfit.
Fisher said that she challenged the fishy ballots put the elections director said the disparity was due to “the use of different printers.”
“Many ballots had markings for Biden only, and no markings on the rest of the ballot. This did not occur on any of the Trump ballots I observed,” she noted. “Based on my observations above and that the signatures on the ballots were not verified, I believe the military ballots are highly suspicious of fraud,” Fisher testified.