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Georgia says voting machine audit discovered no proof of fraud, tampering

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A Fulton County worker strikes voting machine transporters on the Fulton County Election Preparation Middle on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The state of Georgia introduced Tuesday that an official audit of its voting machines discovered no proof of fraud or foul play throughout the 2020 elections.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who had ordered a licensed testing laboratory to conduct an audit of a random pattern of Georgia’s machines, stated that the probe was each full and profitable in making certain that the machines hadn’t been manipulated.

“We’re glad however not stunned that the audit of the state’s voting machines was an unqualified success,” Raffensperger, a Republican, stated in a press launch. “Election safety has been a prime precedence since day one in all my administration.”

“We have now partnered with the Division of Homeland Safety, the Georgia Cyber Middle, Georgia Tech safety consultants, and wide selection of different election safety consultants across the state and nation so Georgia voters will be assured that their vote is secure and safe,” he added.

The announcement from Raffensperger got here because the state works to recount by hand its ballots following a detailed final result between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden within the Peach state. Georgia is making an attempt to certify its election outcomes by the Nov. 20 deadline.

NBC Information, which referred to as the presidential race for Biden on Nov. 7, additionally projected that Biden is the primary Democrat to win Georgia’s presidential race for the primary time since 1992. Biden as of Friday was main Trump by 49.5% to 49.2% of the ballots tallied to this point, a margin of about 14,000 votes.

Raffensperger stated {that a} lab licensed by the U.S. Election Help Fee, Professional V&V, used forensic methods to examine Dominion Voting Programs voting machines.

The lab additionally extracted the software program or firmware from the scanners and marking units to ensure that solely authorised expertise had been used within the state’s units throughout the election.

Based on Professional V&V, the entire software program and firmware on the sampled machines was verified to be the Georgia-sanctioned expertise.

“Coupled with the risk-limiting audit of all paper ballots relying solely on the printed textual content of the ballots, these steps affirm the evaluation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company that there aren’t any indicators of cyber assaults or election hacking,” Georgia officers stated within the launch.

Regardless of an acknowledgement that Biden gained, Trump has nonetheless continued to problem the integrity of the voting course of with out proof. The president took to Twitter on Saturday night to reiterate his assertion, once more failing to offer proof of the fraud he alleged.

“There may be great proof of large unfold voter fraud in that there’s irrefutable proof that our Republican ballot watchers and observers weren’t allowed to be current in ballot counting rooms,” Trump wrote. “Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and others. Unconstitutional!”

Trump has additionally blasted Dominion Voting Programs in tweets, alleging with out proof that the corporate or its expertise incorrectly deleted thousands and thousands of votes for his reelection.

In saying its audit findings, Georgia — a state lengthy managed by Republican politicians — marked yet one more blow within the claims of rampant fraud the president insists is actual.

Final week, Trump’s attorneys dropped a authorized problem of various ballots in Maricopa County, saying Biden’s total lead within the state is just too huge for the disputed ballots to make a distinction. And in Michigan, a decide declined a request by Trump backers to dam the certification of election ends in Detroit.