Fulton County, Georgia poll manager Suzi Voyles says there was something bizarre as she sorted through large stacks of mail-in ballots last November. “She noticed an alarmingly odd pattern of uniformity in the markings for Joseph R. Biden. One after another, the absentee votes contained perfectly filled-in ovals for Biden – except that each of the darkened bubbles featured an identical white void inside them in the shape of a tiny crescent, indicating they’d been marked with toner ink instead of a pen or pencil” reports Real Clear Investigations.
Additionally, “all of the ballots were printed on different stock paper than the others she handled as part of a statewide hand recount” of the November 3 election. Mail-in ballots generally without fail have folds or creases from having been in envelopes, but none that she observed had any.
“All of them were strangely pristine” said Voyles. Three other poll workers also had the same concerns and all have made sworn testimony under penalty of perjury that the stacks of absentee ballots for Biden looked fake.
When the workers raised concern with county election officials, “we were told not to worry about it…they seemed uninterested in the [integrity of the] ballots” said Voyles who was later fired as a poll manager by the Fulton County Department of Elections after she blew the whistle in affidavits and state election hearings.
Despite sworn affidavits from multiple poll workers, election officials tried to justify the suspiciously pristine votes for Biden by saying sometimes ballots are copied onto other paper if they are too damaged to be fed through the scanning machines during tabulation. They said mailed ballots can be torn or crumpled in transit by postal workers or when opened by poll workers. But that does not even remotely explain how hundreds of stacks of ballots are in the exact condition. Rips, tears and folds show up as dark markings in copies.
Now election watchdogs have used their affidavits to help convince a state judge to unseal all of the 147,000 mail-in ballots counted in Fulton and allow a closer inspection of the suspicious Biden ballots for evidence of counterfeiting. They argue that potentially tens of thousands may have been manufactured in a race that Biden won by just 12,000 votes thanks to a late surge of mail-in ballots counted after election monitors were shooed from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
“We have what is almost surely major absentee-ballot fraud in Fulton County involving 10,000 to 20,000 probably false ballots,” said Garland Favorito, the lead petitioner in the case and a certified poll watcher who runs VoterGa.org, one of the leading advocates for election integrity in the state.
He said the suspect ballots remain in the custody of the election officials and inaccessible from public view. “We have confirmed that there are five pallets of shrink-wrapped ballots in a county warehouse,” Favorito said in an interview with RealClearInvestigations. He and other petitioners were ordered to meet at the warehouse May 28 to settle the terms of the inspection of the absentee ballots.
But the day before the scheduled meeting, the county filed a flurry of motions to dismiss the case, delaying the inspection indefinitely. “We will be in court on June 21 to resolve these motions,” said Favorito, calling them another “roadblock” the county has tried to throw in their way. He expects talks over the logistics of the inspection to resume after the Fourth of July holiday.
2.1 Million Ballots To Be Hand Counted In Maricopa AZ By GOP-led Senate
A full hand recount of roughly 2.1 million votes will be performed in Maricopa County by Republicans in the Arizona legislature.
The President of the Arizona Senate, Karen Fann, said that GOP leaders have decided on a “preferred forensic audit” according to their statement released by Arizona Senate Republicans.
“The audit will be broad and detailed,” Fann said. “[T]he team will include, but is not limited to, testing the machines, scanning the ballots, performing a full hand count and checking for any IT breaches.
“When all the work is done, there will be a full report for the Senate and County to review.”
According to county records, Maricopa County fielded just under 2.1 million ballots cast in the November presidential election. Roughly three-quarters of those were early votes.
Democrat Joe Biden captured Arizona’s electoral votes in a surprise flip in the conservative-leaning state, by a razor-thin margin of about 0.30%.
— AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) March 18, 2021
AZ County Officials Won’t Give Routers to Audit Team, Claim ‘Security Risk’
The Arizona Audit of Maricopa County for the 2020 presidential election began April 23rd at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The audit consists “of a recount of 2.1 million ballots cast, a forensic audit of the voting machines, and follow-up interviews with voters. Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based firm, was hired to lead the audit” reports the Washington Examiner.
However, Maricopa County Officials would not give over routers to the audit team that was subpoenaed by the state Senate, citing “security” concerns. Deputy County Attorney Joseph La Rue sent a letter last week to Ken Bennett, a former Republican secretary of state in Arizona who is serving as the Republican-led state Senate’s audit liaison.
In the letter, La Rue said the county “cannot at this time provide the virtual images of routers” to the auditors because of “a significant security risk to law enforcement data utilized by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office as well as numerous federal agencies.”
The letter continued, “we had previously believed that the risk would be eliminated by redacting the law enforcement data on the routers and not producing it…But we were informed that redaction did not eliminate the risk. We also learned that if criminal elements or others gained access to this fata, it might compromise county and federal law enforcement efforts and put the lives of law enforcement personnel at risk.”
County spokesman Fields Moseley told the Washington Examiner it was county IT professionals who made the determination because information in the routers “can be used as blueprints to intercept sensitive county data” across more than 50 departments.
“The routers the Senate subpoena commanded the county produce support all of these departments, not just elections operations. This includes critical law enforcement data that, by law, cannot be disclosed, as well as Maricopa County residents protected health information and full social security numbers” said Moseley.
In an interview with Just the News, Bennett rejected the letter’s notion, stating subpoenas requested “access or control of all routers and tabulators…used in connection with the administration of the 2020 election” as well as “the public IP of the [routers]” stating “I don’t know why the routers in a tabulation and election center have anything to do with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office or numerous federal agencies.”