Governor Brian Kemp is calling on the Secretary of State's office to conduct a signature audit of ballots after allegations of fraud in Georgia were presented at a Senate hearing.
During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday night, Governor Kemp said, "I called early on for a signature audit. Obviously, the Secretary of State, per the laws of the Constitution, would have to order that. He has not done that. I think it should be done. Especially after what we saw today. There needs to be transparency on that. Hopefully, in the next 24 hours, we'll see a lot more."
FINALLY Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is calling for a signature audit. What took him so long???This is BASIC election integrity ignored until now... pic.twitter.com/xK6fIJY2aj— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) December 4, 2020
This comes as a Senate Judiciary subcommittee heard new jaw-dropping allegations of alleged election fraud in Fulton County. The supposed video tape evidence alleges proof of ballots being counted without oversight.
For the first time, the president's legal team led by Rudy Giuliani presented the surveillance video from the state's larges voting center, which allegedly shows people taking out at least four boxes of ballots from underneath a table and then counting them after hours with no election supervisors present.
In a story earlier published by CBS46's Adam Murphy, Attorney Jacki Pick said, "The same person that stayed behind, the person that cleared the place out under the pretense that we are going to stop counting is the person who put the table there at 8:22 in the morning. I saw four suitcases come out from underneath the table."
It is believed that each box consisted of about 6,000 ballots. If accurate, that would amount to about 24,000 potential votes.
Fulton County Elections Office issued the following statement regarding the fraud allegations:
"Elections are among the most important services delivered by counties across Georgia. Fulton County is home to 10% of Georgia voters. We take the responsibility of protecting the vote seriously and have invested every possible resource into ensuring a free, fair and transparent election in compliance with all applicable laws. To date we are aware of no credible reports of voter fraud or wrongdoing in Fulton County. Any credible report of such activity will be investigated and addressed as provided by Georgia law."
Meanwhile, the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections will hold a special virtual meeting Friday morning to recertify elections results and to discuss other election-related business. That meeting begins at 9 a.m.
#Developing: In light of Thursday’s bombshell allegations of fraud in #FultonCounty presented at a Senate hearing, @BrianKempGA called on @GaSecofState on National TV to conduct a signature verification audit of ballots. @GabrielSterling @cbs46 #Election2020 #gapol— Adam Murphy (@MurphyCBS46) December 4, 2020