Following intense pressure from President Trump and other Republicans, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Monday that investigators will audit voter signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County, Georgia.
The audit was ordered audit in response to an allegation that the county failed to adequately match signatures. A state-wide audit could come later this year.
Stephen Lawson, a spokesman for Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler commented “That’s a start. Only 158 counties left to go.”
“Full audit or it didn’t happen,” he added.
According to AJC “The unprecedented signature audit could show whether signatures on absentee ballot envelopes really did match the voter signatures kept on file. But there’s no way to match voter signatures to ballots after envelopes were opened. The right to cast a secret ballot is guaranteed by the state Constitution.”
However, AJC writes that the review won’t change the results of the presidential election and Machine and hand courts have shown Joe Biden won the states by about 12k votes.
The electoral college voted for Biden on Monday.
Cheers from Democrats broke out when Stacey Abrams declared after conducting the Georgia electoral count “I am pleased to announce that Joseph R. Biden has received 16 votes for president of the United States.”
In Georgia: "I am pleased to announce that Joseph R. Biden has received 16 votes for president of the United States," Stacey Abrams says after reading out the names of electoral college members. Cheers break out in the room. pic.twitter.com/368hlBIr6p
— Alexander Panetta (@Alex_Panetta) December 14, 2020