ATLANTA (WJBF) – Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office held a press conference Monday afternoon, addressing a number of false claims regarding ballots ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election.
This comes after a widely circulated recording of a phone call between Secretary Brad Raffensperger and President Trump made waves this weekend, during which the President asked Raffensperger to ‘find 11,780 votes’.
More than 3-million Georgians have already voted in the upcoming senate run-off elections through early in-person voting or absentee ballots.
The Secretary of State’s Office says that’s broken new records for run-offs by more than a million votes compared to the 2018 elections.
The state’s voting implementation manager, Gabriel Sterling, urged Georgians to show up and vote Tuesday and clarified myths about voter fraud.
Georgia will have nearly 2,700 polling locations open, some are closed for COVID related issues.
Sterling debunked conspiracy theories about voter fraud and said only those who registered to vote, voted in the November elections. No one under 18 cast a ballot and no one voted through a P.O. Box.
The GBI’s recent investigation found 2 examples out of 15,000 absentee ballots that had signature mismatches, and state leaders say they anticipate high voter turnout given the closeness of this race.
“Turn out to vote. There are people who fought, died, marched, prayed and voted to get the right to vote. Throwing it away because you think it won’t matter is self destructive. If you care about the future of this nation, turn out and vote,” said Sterling.
Georgia’s two senate seats could determine the balance of power in congress.
Democrats will maintain control only if they win both seats with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris casting the tie breaker vote.
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