Politics

/

ArcaMax

GBI chief: Not enough evidence to pursue GOP's ballot fraud claim

Mark Niesse and Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Published in Political News

“It has been stated that there is ‘a source’ that can validate ballot harvesting. Despite repeated requests, that source has not been provided to either the GBI or the FBI,” Reynolds wrote.

True the Vote, which last year unsuccessfully challenged the eligibility of 360,000 Georgia voters, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Shafer declined to comment. A GBI spokeswoman verified the legitimacy of the letter but said the agency had nothing more to say about it.

True the Vote purchased GPS data to map travel patterns of 1.2 trillion mobile signals late last year, then mapped those signals to find whether they had come close to ballot drop boxes, according to the organization’s website.

“One way or another, ballot trafficking will soon be exposed on a massive scale,” True the Vote’s website says.

Further evidence to support their claims, however, has not been produced by the organization.

 

State election officials have conducted multiple investigations into allegations of fraud, including audits and recounts, but none has found organized efforts to change the outcome of the presidential election.

Investigators reported last week that they were unable to find counterfeit ballots in batches identified by Republican vote-counters. The next day, a judge dismissed a lawsuit by plaintiffs who wanted to inspect 147,000 absentee ballots cast in Fulton County for signs of fraud.

_____

©2021 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Visit at ajc.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.