Georgia is now investigating two more instances of voter fraud that could result in serious jail time for the perpetrators, the Washington Examiner reported.
Along with a number of legal challenges across the country, President Donald Trump’s campaign has made four allegations of voter fraud in Georgia. Two of those allegations have been debunked, according to the Examiner. Two are still being investigated.
Dead people voting
The two remaining incidents both allege that votes were cast in Georgia in the names of two people who are both deceased.
One of those individuals is Edward Skwiot, a man from Dade County who passed away in 2015 at the age of 82. Georgia voter records show that a mail-in ballot was sent to Skwiot on Oct. 1, and was then was submitted on Oct. 19.
The other incident involves Deborah Jean Christiansen, formerly of Roswell, Georgia. Christiansen died in May of 2019, but she was registered to vote on Oct. 5.
“It freaked me out,” said her widow, Scott Christiansen. “You know, I know that kind of stuff happens every election. People stealing votes, misvoting, dead people voting. You know, it happens.”
According to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, these allegations and others are currently under investigation. Dade County Executive Ted Rumley explained the process going forward. “If it is true, and from what I understand it’s pointing toward that direction … they will trace that back to the address, and you know they will investigate it, open an investigation, and the people will be prosecuted,” he said.
If the prosecution is followed by a conviction, a first-time offender could receive up to 21 months in prison, the Examiner reported.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected as the winner of Georgia, but the margins are slim, and a hand recount began Friday.
More legal challenges
The president is also challenging the election results in a number of other states. The allegations are varied, but a number of instances of dead people voting have been alleged in key swing states, including Nevada.
There, new evidence shows that mail-in ballot signature verification had about a 90% failure rate.
Whether the president and his legal team will have enough evidence to make an impact on the outcome of the election remains to be seen.