A whistleblower in Georgia has brought to light serious irregularities in the 2020 election audit, triggering a full-fledged investigation and raising concerns about the integrity of the electoral process.
The whistleblower, identified as Joseph Rossi, meticulously uncovered 36 errors in the audit report for Fulton County, casting a shadow over the accuracy of the election results.
The controversy centers around a Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) conducted by Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) in the aftermath of the hotly contested 2020 presidential election.
The RLA, touted as a measure to ensure the accuracy of the results, involved a manual tally of all votes cast, with a particular focus on the presidential contest due to its tight margin.
According to a report by The Gateway Pundit on Friday, November 24, 2023, Rossi’s scrutiny, however, revealed significant discrepancies in the audit report, specifically related to Fulton County.
He identified a total of 36 errors that resulted in a net of 4,081 false absentee-by-mail votes being erroneously counted for Joe Biden in the 2020 Election.
The magnitude of these errors raises questions about the reliability of the audit process and the subsequent certification of election results.
Despite encountering resistance and being ignored multiple times in his attempts to bring attention to these errors, Rossi persisted in his pursuit of transparency.
Eventually, his efforts bore fruit when he managed to present his findings to members of Governor Brian Kemp’s office.
Subsequently, the Georgia State Elections Board (SEB) initiated an investigation labeled SEB2021-181 into the Fulton County data from the RLA report.
The investigation, which validated Rossi’s claims, identified violations and errors in the recounts of the 2020 Election in Fulton County.
Governor Kemp, in a letter dated November 17, 2021, acknowledged the errors highlighted by Rossi, stating that the 36 inconsistencies noted were factual.
Kemp’s letter emphasized the need for a thorough review, and it explicitly called out the sloppy and inconsistent nature of the publicly posted RLA report on the SOS website.
While Governor Kemp clarified that these errors did not dispute the overall outcome of the 2020 Election, the revelation has sparked concerns about the accuracy and reliability of the audit process.
The fact that such errors went unnoticed and were publicly available on the SOS website raises questions about the effectiveness of the oversight mechanisms in place.
The fallout from Rossi’s whistleblowing has wider implications, as it brings into question the credibility of the election audits conducted in Georgia.
The discrepancies uncovered highlight the need for a more robust and transparent electoral process to ensure public trust and confidence in the democratic system.
As the investigation unfolds, there is likely to be increased scrutiny of the SOS’s office, with demands for accountability and reforms to prevent similar errors in future elections.
The Georgia SEB’s ongoing inquiry (SEBBI2023-001) into Election Code Violations committed by the SOS adds another layer of complexity to the unfolding saga.