As emerging information regarding Georgia‘s recount led Gov. Brian Kemp to call for a signature audit with a second recount still in progress, major questions continued to emerge about the integrity of the ballot-tabulating in the recounts.
The firm hired by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to conduct an audit of the suspect voting machines, Pro V&V, has a longstanding relationship with Dominion Voting Systems going back years, according to the Epoch Times.
In fact, despite considerable concerns raised about the Dominion systems prior to the Nov. 3 election, including those of local and national media outlets it was the Alabama-based Pro V&V that “certified the Dominion systems and also approved a last-minute system-wide software change just weeks before the election” the Epoch Times reported.
In the wake of the election debacle, Raffensperger claims to have conducted the audit of the Dominion systems, once again using and found no sign of foul play.
“We are glad but not surprised that the audit of the state’s voting machines was an unqualified success,” claimed Raffensperger in a statement.
“Election security has been a top priority since day one of my administration,” he continued. “We have partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Cyber Center, Georgia Tech security experts, and wide range of other election security experts around the state and country so Georgia voters can be confident that their vote is safe and secure.”
Considerable evidence introduced in recent legislative hearings—including one in Georgia on Thursday—have cast aspersions on Dominion, which has been linked both directly and indirectly to powerful Democrat leaders and political operatives.
Earlier in the week, experts testified that Dominion’s vote-tabulating systems in key battleground districts where Biden jumped to a suspicious lead in the wee hours of election night had been linked not to a closed network but to the World Wide Web and that its servers had communicated with Frankfurt, Germany, among other far-afield places.
Meanwhile, Raffenperger has himself faced sharp criticism from Republicans—including President Donald Trump who, in a Wednesday night address, called him an “enemy of the people.”
US Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler—both incumbent Georgia Republicans locked in tightly contested Jan. 5 runoff races that could decide majority control of Congress—have been among the top state leaders to call for Raffensperger’s resignation over the mishandling of the general election and recounts.
Many fear that Democrats may see an opening to pull the same election skulduggery during the runoff races, and also that Republicans in the state may be put off by the political infighting enough to boycott voting in the crucial rematches.