On Tuesday (November 17), Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that Georgia had completed an audit of voting machines and there is no evidence of foul play.
“We are glad but not surprised that the audit of the state’s voting machines was an unqualified success,” Secretary Raffensperger stated. “Election security has been a top priority since day one of my administration.”
Following President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the traditionally red state, Republican leaders including President Donald Trump called for a recount.
The audit of the voting machines was conducted in response to these calls. The state is also doing a "risk-limiting" audit of paper ballots which will take a sample of paper ballots and examine them by hand to see if everything checks out.
On Monday (November 16), Floyd County, Georgia reported that more than 2,600 uncounted ballots were found during the recount process. Though the voting machine manufacturer, Domino Voting Systems, denied responsibility in a press release.
Election officials won’t certify the state’s election results until all of the audits are complete, though given the information already obtained by state officials, it appears that the state indeed flipped blue.
Georgia is one of the sites where Trump’s baseless efforts to prove voter fraud is playing out, and to no avail.
Dominion Voting Systems also refuted the president’s claims that the company had dumped some 2.7 million votes for him from its system.
An assessment by Pro V&V, a US Elections Assistance Commission-certified testing lab showed that out of a random sample of Dominion voting machines, there was no evidence of hacking and tampering.
Last week, federal election officials called the 2020 General Election the safest in history.
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