It now appears that more than 10,300 illegal votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, and that number is expected to continue to rise. With just 12,670 votes separating Biden and Trump in the results, it’s not a stretch to imagine that Trump could well have won in the state after all.
That won’t do anything to change what has happened and who is now sitting in the Oval Office, but it does serve as a reminder of how broken the current election system is and how easy it is to manipulate it to the extent that it changes the entire outcome. The idea that the will of the people is not being served is something that should not sit well with any American, regardless of which side of the aisle they fall on.
How were so many Georgians able to cast their ballots illegally? COVID-19 deserves some of the blame, with the pandemic causing residents to be flooded with absentee ballot applications. Georgia, like many other states, overlooked legislative mandates that were put in place to prevent fraud.
Although a statewide recount and an audit were held in Georgia that ultimately reconfirmed a victory for Biden, the process overlooked evidence that nearly 35,000 people had potentially voted illegally there.
Most of the illegal votes are tied to people who voted outside of their county of residence. Georgia law states that people must vote in the county where they reside, with exceptions only made for those who changed their residence within 30 days of election day. Anyone who votes in a county where they no longer live outside of that 30-day period is voting illegally.
Data Productions Inc. President Mark Davis, a voter data analytics expert, used data from the National Change of Address database to identify residents who had confirmed moves in the state with the U.S. Postal Service. He was able to compare this to data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office to identify the 35,000 voters who voted in a county from which they had already moved. Although some may have been temporary moves, such as the case of military members or college students, it is believed that around one third of the votes in question could have changed the outcome of the election.
Updates to voter registrations that have been registered since the election confirm that more than 10,300 voters cast ballots in counties they no longer lived, and the number keeps rising as more registrations are updated. Davis believes that Trump could have won a challenge to the election results in Georgia if a court had been willing to hear his case.
He said: “It was disconcerting to see the media and the courts largely ignore serious issues like these, especially since the data I was seeing showed very legitimate issues.”
Representatives of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have suggested that Davis's figures might have had false positives because he did not have access to voters’ birth dates and social security numbers, but Davis said there is no need for that because each voter has their own unique eight-digit voter ID number tied to their vote history data, name and address.
As you may recall, Biden’s slim victory of just 0.3 percent in Georgia prompted a hand recount of the results there, which Raffensperger certified on November 20.
The fact that we are still hearing reports of vote fraud that took place nine months after the election illustrates just how flawed the current system is and how urgently we need measures in place to ensure that our leaders are legitimately elected.
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