Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer announced that Fulton County is rescanning thousands of ballots due to “unexpected technical problems” as the state reaches its deadline to complete the recount on Dec. 2.
“Fulton County Commissioner @LizHausmann just alerted me that Fulton County is rescanning a batch of 12,000 ballots due to unexplained technical problems. We have dispatched Republican monitors back to the tabulation center. This is maddening,” Shafer tweeted on Wednesday night.
Fulton County Commissioner @LizHausmann just alerted me that Fulton County is re-scanning a batch of 12,000 ballots due to unexplained technical problems. We have dispatched Republican monitors back to the tabulation center. This is maddening.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) December 3, 2020
Over the weekend, Georgia’s third recount of the presidential election was delayed after a newly purchased Dominion Voting Systems mobile server crashed in Fulton.
In November, during a hand recount, Floyd County and Fayette County uncovered 2,600 and 2,755 votes respectively that were not included in the initial count, most of them were cast for President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, President Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an “enemy of the people” for his failure to confront the “fraudulent” voting systems in his state. The president also criticized Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for his role in certifying the original election results.
Attorney Sidney Powell has filed a lawsuit alleging “massive election fraud” and multiple violations of the Constitution and Georgia’s state laws in the 2020 election. She accused Dominion of altering votes in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden by using modern “ballot stuffing” hidden in voter machine algorithms.
Dominion has denied allegations about vote switching and software issues, calling them “unfounded.”
“Dominion Voting Systems is the gold standard for transparent and accountable voting equipment,” the company said on Wednesday. “The allegations included in the draft complaint are baseless, senseless, physically impossible, and unsupported by any evidence whatsoever.”
In her response, Powell said evidence provided by witnesses proves otherwise. According to Powell’s suit, prior analysis of server logs on Dominion’s machines in Georgia primary elections has shown remote access into those servers.
“By using servers and employees connected with rogue actors and hostile foreign influences combined with numerous easily discoverable leaked credentials, Dominion neglectfully allowed foreign adversaries to access data and intentionally provided access to their infrastructure in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent one in 2020,” the suit states.
A Georgia court has granted an injunction to prevent Dominion voting machines being wiped pending “forensic inspection,” handing a victory to Powell.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Georgia granted her emergency motion to expedite briefings on whether it will hear her request to gain a temporary restraining order forcing audits and forensic examination of Dominion voting machines used by the state.