Georgia Run-Off Marred By Election Irregularities

Georgia election officials insist that the voting went smoothly on Tuesday, but reports of election irregularities emerged throughout the day, prompting suspicion among many Republicans that the election was rigged.

Radio talk show host John Fredricks said he received calls from Georgia voters saying that the Dominion machines in three of the state’s largest Republican precincts went down at 10:00 a.m.

The voters said poll workers told them they would scan their votes when the problems were fixed.

“Reports are coming out of the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that Dominion Machines are not working in certain Republican Strongholds for over an hour,” President Trump said in a tweet at 12:18 p.m. “Ballots are being left in lock boxes, hopefully they count them.”

At 12:40, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager, tweeted back at the president, telling him that the issues were “resolved hours ago,” and that the secretary of state’s office was keeping the public informed in “real time.”

“The votes of everyone will be protected and counted,” Sterling tweeted in response to Trump’s claims. “Sorry you received old intel Mr. President,” Sterling said.

Sterling didn’t explain why the issues only occurred in Republican-leaning districts.

As on Election Day 2020, voters in counties throughout Georgia were told that they already voted and would have to vote provisionally.

 

Credentialed Republican poll observers in Fulton County were  blocked by barriers and had to obtain a court order from a Fulton County Superior Court Judge to obtain permission to monitor poll workers processing absentee ballots and verifying signatures.

Reportedly, individuals at the World Congress Center were scanning and adjudicating ballots by themselves without Republican oversight.

The judge ordered elections officials to allow poll monitors to be at least 10 feet away from the processing tables, inside the steel barriers.

However Fulton County elections officials are still blocking credentialed monitors from overseeing absentee ballots and verifying signatures despite the court order.

Tuesday night, while votes were being counted, viewers watched in horror, as thousands of votes disappeared for Republican Sen. David Perdue on live television.

 

President Trump complained on Twitter Wednesday morning that “our election process is worse than that of third world countries!”

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: Workers scan ballots and check for discrepancies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5, 2021 during the Georgia Senate runoff elections. - After an unprecedented campaign that mobilized President Donald Trump and his successor Joe Biden, the people of Georgia started voting Tuesday in two US Senate runoffs that could shape the first years of the new Democratic presidency. For nearly 20 years Georgia has voted reliably Republican in the presidential election and Senate contests. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER / AFP) (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

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