Brad Raffensperger Admits Fulton County Made Mistakes in 2020 Election Count UNREDACTED
"The purpose of her call was apparently to convince me that the SOS has not responsibility for the errors exposed in Fulton County. Mr. Rossi and I believe the SOS has the ultimate responsibility."
Addy Adds | Public Intel Report
August 6, 2022 | The Empire State of the South
Editor’s note: This story is part 2 of an investigative series and a follow-up to the Batches Loaded Report story from the week of Georgia’s 2022 primary election, which can be read here. Addy’s interview with Emerald Robinson on The Absolute Truth can be seen here. Emerald’s Substack here.
In response to a State Election Board (SEB) complaint made by a Georgia college professor, Ryan Germany, attorney for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, revealed that Fulton County made errors in its audit of the 2020 Presidential Election.
“As part of the allegations that you made, our investigators looked at the alleged violations and found that Fulton did make mistakes in their audit counting/reporting. Those are what have been referred to the AG’s office,” Germany said in a July 29th email response to former PepsiCo. executive and current Georgia technical college professor, Joe Rossi.
On July 15th, Deputy Executive Counsel for Governor Brian Kemp’s office, Evan Meyers, sent a letter to SEB Chairman William S. Duffey that regarded the 2020 presidential election investigation conducted by Rossi and independent investigative journalist and election research analyst, Kevin Moncla.
“I write to inform you that Mr. Joseph Rossi, a Georgia citizen, has brought forth claims regarding the 2020 general election. The Office of the Governor does not have the authority to investigate election matters; such authority resides with the State Elections Board. I ask that you contact Mr. Rossi and review his claims to determine whether any consideration of such claims by the Board is warranted.”
-Evan Meyers, Deputy Executive Counsel to the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp
Weeks earlier on July 8th, Moncla, of Little Elm, Texas, and Rossi, of Perry, Georgia, submitted an official 84-page complaint to the SEB members, a group that includes Matt Mashburn, Jan Johnston, Sara Tindall Ghazal, Edward Lindsey, and Ex officio: Bradley Raffensperger.
Ryan Germany, attorney and general counsel to Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
Rossi sent an email to Raffensperger on July 24th that requested he put his “election integrity hat on and agree to [the] requested meetings by Senator Larry Walker and Shaw Blackmon (R-Perry) and the Governor’s team.”
Rossi wrote to Raffensperger’s office for several days before he finally received a response.
“If your team has time to fly to DC and meet before the Jan 6th committee, you should have time to meet with a citizen of GA that has investigated the Nov 3rd 2020 election, and has been supported by the Governor's team as being factual. I'm confident if we meet, you can save the Governor's office and the SEB a lot of time by answering our questions.”
-Email sent by Joe Rossi to Raffensperger and his Chief Operating Officer (COO) Gabriel Sterling on July 24th.
Georgia Secretary of State and de jure Chief of Elections Bradley Raffensperger
Rossi, who is a chemical engineer by trade, addressed two irregularities in he and Moncla’s letter to the SEB: the addition of votes to a voting report and missing poll tape tabulator machines.
“Irregularities in the Recount that lead to the addition of 16,382 votes to the “Batches Loaded Report” (BLR) of December 3, 2020 to the ‘certified result’ on December 4, which included 3,125 duplicate ballots and 17,852 votes of unknown provenance,” the letter said.
The second irregularity that the investigative duo inquired about regarded the identification and results from unreported tabulators.
“Additional tabulator results from unreported and unidentifiable tabulators that accounted for 20,713 votes in the November 3rd totals,” the July 8th SEB complaint said.
In a hearing on March 16th at the Gold Dome, State Election Board Chairman Matt Mashburn responded swiftly when Rossi brought up the secretary of state’s office.
“You’re out of order. The Secretary of State is not a respondent to this complaint,” Mashburn said.
When asked by Rossi who decided to remove the secretary of state as a complaint respondent, Mashburn replied, “I did.”
The rationale provided by Mashburn was that Raffensperger’s office was not provided the data before the SEB that day.
“This is a FALSE statement. The following data was in the hands of the Secretary of State’s office well before the March 16th, 2022 hearing,” Rossi said.
Kemp’s November 17th Letter
Kemp’s 42 page report that highlighted all errors.
The excel spreadsheet posted on Raffensperger’s website
Rossi’s summary of the SoS’s Risk-Limiting Audit (RLA) hand audit spreadsheet.
Kemp first addressed the Election Board on November 17, 2021, in a letter in response to Rossi’s analysis that requested the SEB “must act swiftly” to “safeguard the confidence” that Georgians have in their elections.
“The data that exists in public view on the Secretary of State’s website of the RLA report does not inspire confidence. It is sloppy, inconsistent, and presents questions,” Kemp said at the time.
Raffensperger was CC’d on that November 17th, 2021 letter and has yet to make a public statement.
The Office of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, to whom Fulton County’s mistakes were referred, also has yet to make a comment.
A few weeks after Kemp’s November 17th letter, Rossi’s investigative partner, Houston County resident and lawyer Jack James, received a call out of the blue from the attorney general.
State of Georgia Assistant Attorney General Charlene Schwartz McGowan
On December 3rd, 2021, Georgia Assistant Attorney General Charlene McGowan called attorney Jack James’s office at 10:42am and left a message that asked him to call back. He returned her call on Friday around noon and left a message. She called him back at approximately 1:50pm and they spoke for about 20 minutes.
She introduced herself as an attorney from the Georgia Attorney General’s office, representing the State Elections Board (SEB).
“She wanted to assure me that an investigation would be held on the matter. I said we were concerned about an independent investigation. How can the SOS office investigate itself?” attorney James said.
McGowan’s response was that the investigation would focus on Fulton County, since it is there that the errors occurred.
The Georgia Assistant AG asserted that the secretary of state’s office is not responsible because the County Board of Elections does not report to it.
She went on to tell James that she was unaware if an investigation had begun or if an investigator had been appointed, but that she would him back such information after he requested she do so.
“The purpose of her call was apparently to convince me that the SOS has no responsibility for the errors exposed in Fulton County. I said Mr. Rossi and I believe the SOS has the ultimate responsibility, thus we disagree on the issue of responsibility.”
-Attorney Jack James
According to OCGA 21-2-50(6), the Georgia Constitution instructs the secretary of state “to receive from the superintendent the returns of primaries and elections and to canvass and compute the votes cast for candidates and upon questions, as required by this chapter.”
Additionally, OCGA 21-2-50(15)(b) characterizes the secretary of state as the “state’s chief election official.”
Citizens from around the Peach State spoke with Public Intel Free Press on Friday.
“While Ryan Germany admitted that Fulton County had errors in the hand count audit conducted on November 14th and 15th of 2020, he still has not admitted there were 7 falsified tally sheets that recorded 850 to 0 fake Biden votes, nor has he admitted that all ballot images required to produce the Fulton 2020 election results were electronically altered prior to certification. The cover-up in the SoS office continues.”
- VoterGA co-founder Garland Favorito.
“All law abiding Georgians hope that the GBI, the FBI, Attorney General and the Fulton County DA will be investigating this extraordinary finding,” Buckhead City Committee CEO Bill White said.
“Anyone familiar with Ryan Germany’s 2021 ‘expert’ testimony to the House Special Committee on Election Integrity should see the obvious reasons for carefully inspecting literally everything he says,” Georgia immigration law activist D.A. King said.
“Hopefully Carr does his job this time,” Barrow County GOP Executive Committee Member Laura Petcu told Public Intel.
“For over TWO years people have been called liars, conspiracy theorists and [been] threatened for stating that the 2020 Elections and then the Recount was improperly facilitated in Fulton County. A recent email from Georgia’s Secretary of State Attorney Ryan Germany to Joe Rossi, has now confirmed that the negligence and violations that occurred during the 2020 Elections has in fact been confirmed as TRUE and FACTUAL,” DeKalb County Republican Chairwoman Marci McCarthy said.
“It is no secret that Fulton County has had continual ‘issues’ with delivering election results year after year - this is nothing new, it has been going on for years, if not DECADES. What is more egregious, is that NO ONE is being held accountable for Fulton County’s systemic failure to deliver FITness - faith, Integrity and Trust in elections,” McCarthy said.
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"...NO ONE is being held accountable for Fulton County’s systemic failure to deliver FITness - faith, Integrity and Trust in elections...”, indeed, very true - but exposure and transparency are first steps towards accountability! keep on keeping on, it's very important tob see for all that y'all keep doing what you're doing. Addy TQ so much for all the work you do.
GA B45/53TRUMP●elected officials acknowledge chain of custody documents missing 385 of 1,565 for absentee ballots missing (justthenews.com)●923 of 1539 mail-in batch files contains votes incorrectly reported in FULTON C. Nov 3, 2020 results (Press release G. Favorito) garland@ VoterGa.net 7-13-21 ●Ballot image analysis Fulton C. show provable fraud in audit (Federalist Papers 7-18●Thousands of tally ballots sheets missing in Fulton County 7-17 ●RAFFENSBURGER is calling for firing of Fulton C. election officials after it was revealed that several ballots were counted more than once 7-16●Fulton C. Biden won 70%●35,000 GA voters moved out of GA before election, but voted anyway(maya twitter) 7-14●WATER BREAK in AM SHUTDOWN PLANNED ●Fulton County, 19K absentee ballots are missing 6-16☆100 batches of absentee ballots in Fulton County could be missing <justthenews.com 6-17>● missing "chain of custody" on 24% ballots●☆, that is 1 in 4 for 2020 election,☆ GA Star News☆ ◇amgreatness.com◇:
Georgia Judge Orders Audit of 147K Fulton County Absentee Ballots After Reading Poll Workers’ Affidavits
By Debra Heine
June 8, 2021
A court battle is underway in Fulton County, Georgia, where election integrity advocates are fighting to have 147,000 mail-in ballots unsealed to allow for a close inspection.
Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero last month granted a forensics review of ballots cast in the Nov. 3 presidential election after a group of Georgia voters led by government watchdog Garland Favorito, filed the lawsuit in an attempt to prove that fraudulent ballots and other JUDGE IRREGULARITIES led to Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Georgia. Fulton County has retained criminal defense attorneys to fight the lawsuit, and has managed to temporarily block the audit.
Judge Amero, a Democratic donor, ordered the review of the ballots after reading a number of compelling sworn affidavits submitted by election monitors.
According RealClearInvestigations, one such individual, Fulton County poll manager Suzi Voyles, TESTIFIED that she NOTICED that BALLOTS MARKED for Joe BIDEN looked SUSPICIOUSLY PRISTINE and UNIFORM while she was sorting through a large stack of mail-in ballots last November.
When Fulton County, Ga., poll manager Suzi Voyles sorted through a large stack 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.
Adding to suspicions, she noticed that all of the ballots were PRINTED on DIFFERENT STOCK PAPER than the others she handled as part of a statewide hand recount of the razor-thin Nov. 3 presidential election. And NONE was FOLDED or CREASED, as she typically observed in mail-in ballots that had been removed from envelopes.
In short, the BIDEN VOTES looked like they’d been DUPLICATED by a COPYING MACHINE.
“All of them were strangely PRISTINE,” said Voyles, who said she’d never seen anything like it in her 20 years monitoring elections in Fulton County, which includes much of Atlanta.
Several other poll workers in Fulton County SWORE in AFFIDAVITS that they observed FAKE-LOOKING BALLOTS in stacks of ABSENTEE ballots for BIDEN.
Robin Hall, a certified Fulton County recount observer, also testified she witnessed a number of boxes of absentee ballots marked “100% for Biden” that appeared to be “PERFECTLY FILLED OUT as if they were PRE-PRINTED with the presidential candidate selected.”
She stated: “They did NOT look like a person had filled this out at home. All of them LOOKED ALIKE.”
Judy Aube also worked at the World Congress Center on Nov. 14 where she observed the same thing: “suspicious batches” of mail-in ballots for Biden whose markings appeared IDENTICAL, as if they had been DUPLICATED by a MACHINE and not filled out by a voter at home.
Barbara Hartman, another election official auditor, also DOUBTED the AUTHENTICITY of absentee ballots she handled that she said were never folded, as would normally be the case for ballots returned in an envelope by mail or dropped in a box. “The absentee ballots looked as though they had just come from a FRESH STACK,” she swore in her AFFIDAVIT. “I could NOT OBSERVE any CREASES in the ballots and [it] did not seem like they were folded and put into envelopes or mailed out.”
Also, “The majority of the mail-in ballots that I reviewed contained suspicious BLACK PERFECTLY BUBBLED MARKINGS for BIDEN,” Hartman stated, adding that “they looked as if they were STAMPED.”
The election integrity advocates argue that potentially tens of thousands of ballots “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,” RCI reported.
“We have what is almost surely MAJOR ABSENTEE-BALLOT FRAUD in Fulton County involving 10,000 to 20,000 probably FALSE ballots,” said Favorito, who is also a certified poll watcher.
“We have confirmed that there are FIVE PALLETS of shrink-wrapped BALLOTS in a county WAREHOUSE,” he said.
Fulton County retained criminal defense lawyers from the Atlanta law firm Garland, Samuel and Loeb to convince Amero to reconsider his order.
The attorneys representing Fulton County and its elections office said in a late May filing that Favorito and the other Georgia voters who sued for the ballot review “did not properly notify Fulton officials in the case,” Times Georgian reported.
In their request for Amero to dismiss Favorito’s lawsuit, the defense attorneys argued that the county elections board was protected by sovereign immunity.
After Fulton County’s Election Board filed their challenge to the lawsuit, Judge Amero canceled a meeting to create a procedure to review the absentee ballots, and set a June 21 date to hear Fulton County’s attorneys ARGUE WHY the REVIEW of BALLOTS IMAGES should NOT be ALLOWED.
“We will be in court on June 21 to resolve these motions,” Favorito said, calling them yet another “roadblock” the county has thrown their way. Favorito told RCI that he is a “constitutionalist” and neither a Republican nor a Trump supporter. He is hoping talks over the logistics of the inspection will resume after the Fourth of July holiday.
As part of his May 21 order, Superior Court Judge Brian Amero requested officials guard the warehouse around the clock until an inspection date can be set. But just eight days later, a BREACH in SECURITY was reported after sheriff’s deputies left their post for a couple of hours.
“The front door was [found] UNLOCKED and WIDE OPEN in VIOLATION of the court order,” Favorito said.
County officials confirmed that a motion-detection ALARM was TRIGGERED Saturday, May 29, shortly after the deputies drove away from the building in their patrol cars around 4 p.m. But they said a locked room where the ballots are kept “was never breached or compromised.”
Favorito is not convinced, and his lawyer is seeking to obtain the video footage from building security cameras. “How do we know for certain there was no tampering with the ballots?” asked Favorito, who said he did not vote for Trump.
News of the security lapse caught the attention of former President TRUMP, who has claimed his LOSS to BIDEN was MARRED by FRAUD. In a statement, he implied election officials in the Democratic-controlled county are trying to hide evidence of fraud. “They are afraid of what might be found,” he asserted.
TRUMP is also closely monitoring the ongoing election audit in ARIZONA, another RED state that turned BLUE in 2020. If evidence of fraud is found in these key SWING states, it might help confirm SUSPICIONS the election was “STOLEN ” from Trump and the 74 MILLION who voted for him — as a recent poll found 61% of Republicans believe — as well as provide the proof of voter fraud that Democrats and major media have long claimed doesn’t exist.
Democrat poll workers say they witnessed similar ANOMALIES in neighboring DeKalb and Cobb counties, where the election process also is controlled by Democrats, RCI reported.
Carlos E. Silva, for one, declared in a Nov. 17 affidavit that he observed a similar “PERFECT black black BUBBLE ” in absentee ballots for BIDEN during the recount he worked in DeKalb County. And while overseeing the Cobb County recount, he swore he “observed absentee ballots being reviewed with the same perfect bubble that I had seen the night before in DeKalb. All of these ballots had the same characteristics: they were all for Biden and had the same perfect bubble.”
Added Silva, a registered Democrat: “There were thousands of [mail-in] ballots that just had the perfect bubble marked for Biden and no other markings in the rest of the ballot.”
Another registered Democrat, Mayra Romera, testified that while monitoring the Cobb County recount, she noticed that “hundreds of these ballots seemed impeccable, with no folds or creases. The BUBBLE selections were PERFECTLY made … and all happened to be selections for BIDEN.”
The effort in Georgia to review 147,000 mail-in ballots follows the lead of Arizona’s forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election results, which is expected to go on for another six weeks.