Former President Donald Trump sent a letter on Friday to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, asking the top election official to investigate potential threats to the state’s election integrity.
In the letter to Raffensperger, Trump cited a report from The Georgia Star News, which detailed that 43,000 absentee ballot votes counted in DeKalb County, Georgia 2020 election potentially violated the chain of custody rule.
“Large scale Voter Fraud continues to be reported in Georgia. Enclosed is a repot of 43,000 Absentee Ballot Votes Counted in DeKalb County that violated the Chain of Custody rules, making them invalid,” Trump wrote.
Dear Secretary Raffensperger,
Large scale Voter Fraud continues to be reported in Georgia. Enclosed is a repot of 43,000 Absentee Ballot Votes Counted in DeKalb County that violated the Chain of Custody rules, making them invalid. I would respectfully request that your department check this and, if true, along with many other claims of voter fraud and voter irregularities, start the process of decertifying the Election, or whatever the correct legal remedy is, and announce the true winner. As state to you previously, the number of false and/or irregular votes is far greater than needed to change the Georgia election result. People do not understand why you and Governor Brian Kemp adamantly refuse to acknowledge the now proven facts, and fight so hard that the election truth not be told. You and Governor Kemp are doing a tremendous disservice to the Great State of Georgia, and to our Nation- which is systematically being destroyed by an illegitimate president and his administration. The truth must be allowed to come out.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Donald J. Trump
Also, Just The News reported:
Months after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, former President Trump continues to challenge the result of the 2020 election.
On Friday, Trump sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that included a report of 43,000 Absentee Ballot Votes counted in DeKalb County that violated the chain of custody rules implemented to ensure fraud is minimized.
There have been ample reports of fraudulent and irregular voting that took place in Georgia, particularly in the greater Atlanta area during the nearly one-year since the election, yet few answers pertaining to 2020 have been delivered, despite the passage by the Georgia legislature of an election-overhaul package that attempts to ensure safe and secure elections moving forward.
“As stated to you previously, the number of false and/or irregular votes is far great than need to change the Georgia election result. People do not understand you (Raffensperger) and Governor Brian Kemp adamantly refuse to acknowledge the now proven facts, and fight so hard that the election truth [sic] not be told,” Trump wrote.
The report cited in Trump’s letter states:
Of the 61,731 absentee ballots DeKalb County recorded as being deposited into drop boxes during the November 2020 election, 46 percent – or 28,194 of the absentee ballots – were not documented as being received by the elections registrar or the director’s designee until the day after they were collected from the drop box.
The range in which absentee ballots were collected from drop boxes in DeKalb County and documented as received by the registrar the next day was between 13 and 22 hours, or nearly a full day later.
For another 26 percent, representing 15,713 absentee ballots collected from drop boxes during the November 2020 election, there was no receipt time recorded at all by the elections office, as is required by the July 2020 emergency election code rule.
Based on the report, Trump asked Raffensperger to examine the details and use the “correct legal remedy” to declare a winner.
Furthermore, Trump connected Raffensperger to Governor Brian Kemp and detailed that the duo are doing a “tremendous disservice” to the state and country for their lack of action.
Previously, Raffensperger acknowledged numerous mistakes in the election process in Fulton County — the state’s largest population center. He called for two of the top elections officials in the county to be fired.
While Raffensperger has now called for the firing of the two officials, he has been hesitant to embrace any concerns of election security throughout the state.
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