Georgia Recount Begins with Trump Demand for Full Hand-Count of Each Vote
Nov. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, who leads Trump’s recount push in that state, announced Tuesday morning their three demands for the recount: “As we begin the recount process, there are three things we are formally requesting today from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. First there must be a full comparison of absentee ballots cast and in-person and provisional ballots cast throughout the state. Second, there must be a check for felons and other ineligible persons who may have cast a ballot. Third, and most importantly, the Secretary of State should announce a full hand-count of every ballot cast in each and every county due to widespread allegations of voter irregularities, issues with voting machines, and poll watcher access.”
Georgia reports Biden leading by 12,651 votes, or 0.2%. (The automatic recount was triggered by the difference being less than 0.5%.) Otherwise, it is not clear that Georgia’s figures have yet captured all the military and out-of-country ballots. A new scandal involves the Tuesday night ballot processing in Fulton County, where election officials announced that they were finished for the evening of Nov. 3 at 10:30 p.m., and most of the election workers were sent home, along with the election monitors. Then a small group kept processing ballots until 1 a.m. Nov. 4, without the Republican monitors present. The election official evidently doesn’t deny the event, but simply claims that the Republicans had the right to stay and observe.