Georgia’s secretary of state has announced a statewide signature-matching effort for the November election.
President Trump’s campaign claimed voter fraud and requested that Brad Raffensperger who is Secretary of State order an audit since the election ended.
Signatures for absentee ballots in all of Georgia’s 159 counties will be reviewed.
Raffensperger’s announcement came less than three weeks before the Jan. 5 Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election for both seats in the upper chamber. This election will determine which party will hold a majority in the senate.
The University of Georgia will partner with the secretary’s office to analyze a random sampling of signatures from each county for mail-in ballots during the November election.
“We are confident that elections in Georgia are secure, reliable and effective,” Brad Raffensperger 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.”
Georgia was among several states accused of widespread voter fraud.