An official at Georgia Secretary of State’s office says that some people did illegally vote in the state. He said he expects an investigation to find that double-voters, and those who do not qualify to register, have voted in Georgia.
Gabriel Sterling, manager of Voting System Implementation at Georgia Secretary of State’s office, said:
“Let me be perfectly clear on another point: We are going to find that people did illegally vote. That’s going to happen. There are going to be double voters. There are going to be people who should, did not have the qualifications of a registered voter to vote in the state. That will be found.”
He said there will be an audit of the vote count and most likely a recount requested by the president. He noted, “When the margins are this tight, every little thing matters.”
Under Georgia law, a candidate can request a recount if the margin by which one candidate leads is less than 0.5 percent of votes cast. The margin is currently at just 0.2 percent. The request to recount must be made within two days of results being certified. All counties’ results must be certified by Friday.
Two Republican senators representing Georgia have called for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, to step down. They’ve called out his mismanagement and lack of transparency in handling the election at the state level.