President Donald Trump and a Georgia Republican voter have filed the newest lawsuit on Friday challenging the election result, displaying videos that show incidents where Georgia’s election laws were badly violated “thousands” of times.
Part of the lawsuit by Trump reads, “Due to significant systemic misconduct, fraud, and other irregularities occurring during the election process, many thousands of illegal votes were cast, counted, and included in the tabulations from the Contested Election for the Office of the President of the United States, thereby creating substantial doubt regarding the results of that election”.
President Trump and the Republican voter revealed that Fulton County election officials lied to Republican poll watchers at 10 pm on Election Day, telling them to go home that they were done working for the day.
“After Fulton County Elections Officials lied and defrauded the Republican poll watchers and members of the press, whereby in reasonable reliance the Republican poll watchers and members of the press left the State Farm Arena… where they had been observing the ballots being processed, without public transparency Fulton County Elections Officials continued to process, handle, and transfer many thousands of ballots,” the lawsuit added.
Though Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office denied the allegation in a statement to Fox News earlier Friday, saying video of the alleged incident does not show election fraud and ballots were kept in the appropriate bins.
Republican Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager for Georgia, tweeted on Friday that the secretary of state’s election investigators watched all of the videos and concluded it “shows normal ballot processing.”
“If you look at the videotape, the work you see is the work you would expect, which is you take the sealed suitcase looking things in, you place the ballots on the scanner in manageable batches and you scan them,” Sterling told the news outlet Lead Stories on Thursday.
Frances Watson, the chief investigator for the Georgia secretary of state, told Lead Stories on Thursday that no one told Republican poll watchers to leave the venue.
“Nobody told them to stay. Nobody told them to leave. Nobody gave them any advice on what they should do. And It was still open for them or the public to come back in to view at whatever time they wanted to, as long as they were still working,” she told the news outlet.
This EXPLOSIVE fraud is ORGANIZED.
People do not spontaneously conceal cases of ballots in a counting room to be counted later in secret.
It requires money, logistics & leadership – like Stacey Abrams’ group that’s already under investigation.
Who’s running this operation? pic.twitter.com/0xOaTTcnnX
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) December 3, 2020
Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits have capitalized on the video and held it as evidence of misconduct, and fraud during the election. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., called it “explosive fraud” on Thursday.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has also called for a signature audit on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday night, although it’s only the secretary of state can make that call happen. Meanwhile, Joe Biden was projected to have won Georgia with 12,670-vote gap according to the Secretary of State.