For the country of Georgia, see this article: Republic of Georgia.
|Nickname||Empire State of the South|
|Governor||Brian Kemp, R|
|Senator||Kelly Loeffler, R |
|Senator||David Perdue, R |
|Ratification of Constitution/or statehood||January 2, 1788|
Georgia is a state in the southern United States. It was one of the original thirteen British colonies in the United States. It was the only colony not affiliated with a religious group: it was founded as a penal colony, much like Australia (though today it, like much of the American South, is highly religious).
The capital of Georgia and its largest city is Atlanta.
The state Constitution of Georgia, like all of the other 50 states, acknowledges God or our Creator or the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe. Its Preamble says:
- To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
- 1 Politics
- 2 Elected officials
- 3 Election fraud
- 4 Memorials
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Georgia has been a red state in presidential elections since 1996, favoring Republican candidates. It last favored a Democratic Presidential candidate in 1992 when it supported Bill Clinton. However, growth in the Atlanta area has made that area solidly Democrat, as are the areas around Augusta and Macon; as the rest of the state is predominantly rural, it remains to be seen if Georgia will remain solidly red or trend toward becoming a purple state like its neighbor Florida. Although it is disputed, some people claim that Joe Biden won Georgia by 12,284 votes in 2020.
- Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R)
- Sen. David Perdue (R)
- Rep. Buddy Carter [R, GA-1]
- Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2]
- Rep. Drew Ferguson [R, GA-3]
- Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4]
- Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
- Rep. Lucy McBath [D, GA-6]
- Rep. Rob Woodall [R, GA-7]
- Rep. Austin Scott [R, GA-8]
- Rep. Doug Collins [R, GA-9]
- Rep. Jody Hice [R, GA-10]
- Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R, GA-11]
- Rep. Rick Allen [R, GA-12]
- Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13]
- Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-14]
- Governor Brian Kemp (R)
- Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R)
- Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R)
- Attorney General Christopher Carr (R)
- Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black (R)
- School Superintendent Richard Woods (R)
- Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens (R)
- Labor Commissioner Mark Butler (R)
The Republican Party hold large majorities in both the State House and Senate, as of 2017.
On March 6, 2020 the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, signed off on a secret legal agreement with the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alter absentee ballot procedures in Georgia. The Democrats’ attorney for this secret deal was Marc Elias from Perkins Coie, the bagman for Hillary Clinton who hire FusionGPS to write the Steele dossier during the 2016 presidential election.
Raffensperger announced the state’s purchase of a $106 million BMD election system from Dominion Voting Systems in July 2019. In a lawsuit, which originated in 2017, critics contend that the new system was subject to many of the same security vulnerabilities as the one it was replacing.
In an October 11, 2020 order, just weeks prior to the 2020 presidential election, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg agreed with the concerns associated with the new Dominion voting system, writing that the case presented “serious system security vulnerability and operational issues that may place Plaintiffs and other voters at risk of deprivation of their fundamental right to cast an effective vote that is accurately counted.”
“The Court’s Order has delved deep into the true risks posed by the new BMD voting system as well as its manner of implementation. These risks are neither hypothetical nor remote under the current circumstances,” Judge Totenberg wrote in her order.
In Forsyth County, Georgia, Biden overperformed Obama’s 2012 performance by 189.64% or 27,632 votes. Granted the county has seen a 60% registered voter increase since 2012, but Biden’s performance in that county, with a total registered population of approximately 172,000, singularly delivered Georgia to Biden.
- See also: 2020 election fraud
There were problems with the vote counting software of Dominion Election Systems used in 28 states. Georgia has four counties that experienced technical problems. Spalding and Morgan counties, Gwinnett (which led to a delay counting absentee ballots), and Fulton (which led to people being asked to fill out provisional ballots). Fulton has also indicated a problem with their vote count reporting leading to a rescanning of some ballots.
Voters were unable to cast machine ballots for a couple of hours in Morgan and Spalding counties after the electronic devices crashed, state officials said. The companies “uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch,” said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor at Spalding County Board of Election. That "glitch" prevented poll workers from using the pollbooks to program smart cards that the voters insert into the voting machines. “That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” Ridley said. Ridley said she did not know what the upload contained.
2020 Democrat primaries
Jeff Carlson of The Epoch Times reported the findings of Harri Hursti, an acknowledged expert on electronic voting security. Hursti provided a first-hand description of problems during the June 9, 2020 statewide primary election and runoff elections on August 11, 2020. Hursti summarized his findings:
- “The scanner and tabulation software settings being employed to determine which votes to count on hand marked paper ballots are likely causing clearly intentioned votes not to be counted”
- “The voting system is being operated in Fulton County in a manner that escalates the security risk to an extreme level.”
- “Voters are not reviewing their BMD [Ballot Marking Devices] printed ballots, which causes BMD generated results to be un-auditable due to the untrustworthy audit trail.”
During the runoff elections, on the night of August 11, 2020, Hursti was present at the Fulton County Election Preparation Center to observe the “upload of the memory devices coming in from the precincts to the Dominion Election Management System [EMS] server.” During this observation, Hursti noted that “system problems were recurring and the Dominion technicians operating the system were struggling with the upload process.”
Hursti also noted that it appeared that Dominion personnel were the only ones with knowledge of, and access to, the Dominion server. As Hursti stated in his declaration, “In my conversations with Derrick Gilstrap and other Fulton County Elections Department EPC personnel, they professed to have limited knowledge of or control over the EMS server and its operations.”
Hursti noted that this wholesale outsourcing of the operation of voting equipment to the vendor’s personnel was “highly unusual in my experience and of grave concern from a security and conflict of interest perspective.” Hursti referred to Dominion’s onsite operation and access as “an elevated risk factor.”
Hursti also noted that the Dell computers running the Dominion server appeared not to have been “hardened”—the process of “securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability.” Hursti said that he found it “unacceptable for an EMS server not to have been hardened prior to installation.”
Hursti observed that computers used in Georgia’s system for vote processing appeared to have “home/small business companion software packages” on them. This raised areas of significant concern for Hursti as he noted: “[O]ne of the first procedures of hardening is removal of all unwanted software, and removal of those game icons and the associated games and installers alongside with all other software which is not absolutely needed in the computer for election processing purposes would be one of the first and most basic steps in the hardening process. In my professional opinion, independent inquiry should be promptly made of all 159 counties to determine if the Dominion systems statewide share this major deficiency.”
Hursti discovered that one of the computers had an icon for a 2017 computer game called “Homescapes” which Hursti noted called into question whether “all Georgia Dominion system computers have the same operating system version, or how the game has come to be having a presence in Fulton’s Dominion voting system.”
Hursti also found a troubling blend of old and new equipment which carried additional security risks due to a lack of patch updates: “Although this Dominion voting system is new to Georgia, the Windows 10 operating system of at least the ‘main’ computer in the rack has not been updated for 4 years and carries a wide range of well-known and publicly disclosed vulnerabilities.”
Hursti noted that the lack of “hardening” created security risks even for computers that were not connected to the internet. He observed that when flash drives were connected to the server, the “media was automounted by the operating system. When the operating system is automounting a storage media, the operating system starts automatically to interact with the device.”
Hursti noted that the management of Fulton County’s EMS server appeared to be an “ad hoc operation with no formalized process.” This seemed particularly apparent in relation to the process of storage media coming in from various precincts throughout the night: “This kind of operation i[s] naturally prone to human errors. I observed personnel calling on the floor asking if all vote carrying compact flash cards had been delivered from the early voting machines for processing, followed by later finding additional cards which had been overlooked in apparent human error. Later, I heard again one technician calling on the floor asking if all vote carrying compact flashes had been delivered. This clearly demonstrates lack of inventory management which should be in place to ensure, among other things, that no rogue storage devices would be inserted into the computer. In response, 3 more compact flash cards were hand-delivered. Less than 5 minutes later, I heard one of the county workers say that additional card was found and was delivered for processing. All these devices were trusted by printed label only and no comparison to an inventory list of any kind was performed.”
Hursti also observed that “operations were repeatedly performed directly on the operating system.” The election software has no visibility into the operations of the operating system, which creates additional auditing problems, and as Hursti noted, “Unless the system is configured properly to collect file system auditing data is not complete. As the system appears not to be hardened, it is unlikely that the operating system has been configured to collect auditing data.”
Raising even greater concerns was the apparent “complete access” that Dominion personnel appeared to have into the computer system. Hursti observed Dominion technicians troubleshooting error messages with a “trial-and-error” approach which included access into the “Computer Management” application, indicating complete access in Hursti’s opinion.
As he stated in his declaration, “This means there are no meaningful access separation and privileges and roles controls protecting the county’s primary election servers. This also greatly amplifies the risk of catastrophic human error and malicious program execution.”
During these attempts to resolve the various issues that were occurring in real-time, Hursti noted that it appeared as though Dominion staff shifted from on-site attempts at remediation to off-site troubleshooting:
|“The Dominion staff member walked behind the server rack and made manual manipulations which could not be observed from my vantage point. After that they moved with their personal laptops to a table physically farther away from the election system and stopped trying different ways to work around the issue in front of the server, and no longer talked continuously with their remote help over phone.
In the follow-up-calls I overheard them ask people on the other end of the call to check different things, and they only went to a computer and appeared to test something and subsequently take a picture of the computer screen with a mobile phone and apparently send it to a remote location.”
Hursti stated that this “created a strong mental impression that the troubleshooting effort was being done remotely over remote access to key parts of the system.”
Hursti also noted that a “new wireless access point with a hidden SSID access point name appeared in the active Wi-Fi stations list” that he was monitoring.
All of this raised material alarms for Hursti, who noted that
|“If in fact remote access was arranged and granted to the server, this has gravely serious implications for the security of the new Dominion system. Remote access, regardless how it is protected and organized is always a security risk, but furthermore it is transfer of control out of the physical perimeters and deny any ability to observe the activities.”|
Chain of custody for machines
A poll worker testified specifically to the breach of the chain of custody of the voting machines the night before the election stating:
|"we typically receive the machines, the ballot marking devices – on the Friday before the election, with a chain of custody letter to be signed on Sunday, indicating that we had received the machines and the counts on the machines when received, and that the machines have been sealed. In this case, we were asked to sign the chain of custody letter on Sunday, even though the machines were not delivered until 2:00 AM in the morning on Election Day.
The Milton precinct received its machines at 1:00 AM in the morning on Election Day. This is unacceptable and voting machines should not be out of custody prior to an Election Day."
No down ballot voting
President Trump gained 2,432,799 votes, while the GOP Senate candidate tallied 2,433,617 votes. This is a difference of only 818 votes. Joe Biden in contrast gained 2,462,857 votes, while Osoff, a Democratic Senate candidate, tallied 2,373,560 votes. This is a difference of 89,297 votes. However, Hazel, a third party candidate, received 114,986 votes.
132,000 ineligible voters were identified in Fulton county.
Signature rejecion rate
In Georgia, the signature verification requirement was a dead letter. The signature rejection rate announced by the Secretary of State was 0.15%. The signature rejection rate for absentee ballot applications was .00167% - only 30 statewide. Hancock County, Georgia, 86 population 8,348, rejected nine absentee ballot applications for signature mismatch. Fulton County rejected eight. No other metropolitan county in Georgia rejected even a single absentee ballot application for signature mismatch.
Dead people voting
27,000 90-year-olds and 2,000 100 year-olds were registered to vote.
Fulton County Poll Manager Susan Voyles, a veteran poll worker of 20 years testified some of the most significant improprieties she witnessed participating in the recount, which Joe Biden supposedly won by around 13,000 votes. Voyles described counting an unusual “pristine” batch of absentee ballots that were cast 98% for Joe Biden. She states that the chain of custody of these absentee ballots was unsigned.
“We came to one batch- it was surprising, it was stark- having done this for years, I’m very familiar with how the ballots work, how they fold, how they feel, their general appearance- these ballots appeared as though the first one had been bubbled in by a person and all of them were replicated, exactly the same.
We were further alarmed that in our count 98% of these ballots were for Joseph R. Biden. Two were for Donald Trump.
That’s a very odd count. My coworker agreed with me that there was something very unusual about these ballots.Every single ballot was absolutely identical, and they appeared to be printed with some sort of marking device.”
Carlos Silva, a trial lawyer for over 26 years and registered Democrat, volunteered as an observer during the recount. Silva swore under oath,
"7. I watched them pull out a pile of what I observed to be absentee ballots and noticed two very distinct characteristics that these ballots had. One, I noticed that they all had a perfect black bubble and were all Biden select. I was able to observe the perfect bubble for a few minutes before they made me move away from the table. At no time did I speak to the poll workers or obstruct them in any way. I heard them go through the stack and call out Biden's name over 500 times in a row.
8. On the following day...I observed absentee ballots being reviewed with the same perfect bubble that I had seen the night before at Dekalb County....
12. I also saw absentee ballots for Trump inserted into Biden's stack and were counted as Biden votes. This occurred a few times.
13. I also observed throughout my three days in Atlanta, not once did anyone verify signatures on these ballots. In fact, there was no authentication process in place and no envelopes were observed or allowed to be observed.
14. I saw hostility towards Republican observers but never towards Democrat observers. Both were identified by badges.16. Based on my observations, I have reached the conclusion that in the counties I have observed, there is widespread fraud favoring candidate Biden only. There were thousands of ballots that just had the perfect bubble marked for Biden and no other markings in the rest of the ballot.
- Dem. Congressman, 7th District Larry McDonald (1935-1983), a conservative Member of Congress, was onboard Korean Airlines Flight 007 when it was shot down by Soviet warplanes in 1983. His is the only reported Cold War death by the USSR of a sitting congressman. His memory is honored in renaming Interstate Highway 75, which runs from the Chattahoochee River northward to the Tennessee state line.
- Georgia Guidestones
- President:Georgia. Retrieved on November 19, 2020.
- A Forgotten Man: Congressman Larry McDonald passenger on board KAL 007 shot down by the Soviets on Sept. 1, 1983
- The Crossing of Jesse Helms, Larry McDonald, Noelle Anne, and Little Stacy Marie