If there was insignificant fraud, election audits would clear the air, wouldn’t they?
Curiously, for all the national news that makes its way into Rhode Island–based media, stories like this, from Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations, don’t seem to get much airing:
When Fulton County, Ga., poll manager Suzi Voyles sorted through a large stack of mail-in ballots last November, she noticed an alarmingly odd pattern of uniformity in the markings for Joseph R. Biden. One after another, the absentee votes contained perfectly filled-in ovals for Biden — except that each of the darkened bubbles featured an identical white void inside them in the shape of a tiny crescent, indicating they’d been marked with toner ink instead of a pen or pencil.
Adding to suspicions, she noticed that all of the ballots were printed on different stock paper than the others she handled as part of a statewide hand recount of the razor-thin Nov. 3 presidential election. And none was folded or creased, as she typically observed in mail-in ballots that had been removed from envelopes. …
Now election watchdogs have used their affidavits to help convince a state judge to unseal all of the 147,000 mail-in ballots counted in Fulton and allow a closer inspection of the suspicious Biden ballots for evidence of counterfeiting. They argue that potentially tens of thousands may have been manufactured in a race that Biden won by just 12,000 votes thanks to a late surge of mail-in ballots counted after election monitors were shooed from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
These sorts of allegations were made in sworn affidavits (i.e., under risk of perjury), and unlike signature matches, ineligible voters, and miscounting, they should be easy to verify. Biden ostensibly won George with a mere 12,000 votes. If Georgia opens the shrink-wrapped pallets of ballots and can’t find any of the obviously fraudulent ballots, the election workers who said there were some will have questions to answer. If the state finds some, but not more than the margin of victory, officials will know they need systems to protect against similar fraud in the future. If an audit finds obviously fraudulent ballots that total more than the margin of victory, we’ll know Biden didn’t actually win the state and that we’ve got huge problems to resolve.
One suspects that fear of that final outcome is why government officials and Democrat activists are fighting so hard to prevent a review. That doesn’t mean they know it to be likely; it just means they don’t know it not to be plausible. Similarly, not finding evidence of enough fraud to change the outcome doesn’t mean there wasn’t any; it just means investigators weren’t able confirm a larger amount.
Either way, our country is better off with as much of an answer as we can get.
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