It has finally happened. The state of Georgia is finally conducting a statewide review of signatures on absentee ballots after declining to do so for weeks on pressure from President Donald Trump.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made the announcement of the statewide review on Thursday in a press release.
“We are confident that elections in Georgia are secure, reliable, and effective,” he said. “Despite endless lawsuits and wild allegations from Washington, D.C. pundits, we have seen no actual evidence of widespread voter fraud, though we are investigating all credible reports. Nonetheless, we look forward to working with the University of Georgia on this signature match review to further instill confidence in Georgia’s voting systems.”
“Secretary Raffensperger has asked researchers at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs to conduct research, including a randomized signature match study of election materials handled at the county level in the November 3 Presidential contest. This work will also include research on processes used at the county level to perform signature-matching,” the press release said.