A watchdog group’s new report is raising more questions about the integrity of the 2020 presidential race.
VoterGA, a nonprofit group specializing in election security, has reportedly discovered that 74 Georgia counties have been unable to produce the original scanned images of ballots from last year’s election.
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As Just the News pointed out, such images “are crucial for election records and are required by both federal and state law to be retained for 22 months and 24 months, respectively.”
That time frame is especially significant considering the presidential election was only 12 months ago.
According to its report, VoterGA obtained its information from Open Records Requests.
Based on those documents, the organization determined that in 56 counties, most or all of the ballot images created by the Dominion Voting System machines had been destroyed. Again, these images are supposed to be stored for up to two years.
The report further found that 28 counties had no original images, including 22 with so-called recount images, which are not the same as the originals and lack key pieces of information including the timestamp. Another 28 counties revealed that they did not have a complete set of original images.
“We desperately need a multi-county audit”
“Various counties were missing all in-person voting images, all absentee images, all Election Day images, or a substantial portion of one or more of those groups,” Voter GA explained.
The group’s co-founder put out a statement expressing alarm over the findings.
“These violations are yet another glaring reason why Georgians cannot trust the Secretary of State’s office,” Garland Favorito said. “We desperately need a multi-county audit of the 2020 election to resolve these serious problems before 2022.”
GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has faced previous criticism from within his own party for his handling of the 2020 presidential election within Georgia. He is currently conducting his own investigation into chain-of-custody issues regarding ballot drop boxes in Democratic-leaning DeKalb County.
Raffensperger did not immediately respond to the bombshell accusations contained in the VoterGA report. For many Americans with concerns about the integrity of the presidential election in Georgia and elsewhere, this is just the latest troubling development that deserves an explanation.