Trump claims that there is ‘big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia’ as he continues to claim he won the election
- President Donald Trump continued to allege voter fraud on Saturday
- He claimed there is ‘big voter fraud information’ coming from Georgia
- Trump urged his supporters to ‘stay tuned!’
President Donald Trump continued with claims of election fraud on Saturday morning as he alleged ‘big voter fraud information’ had been discovered in Georgia.
‘Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!’ Trump tweeted.
Biden was declared the winner in Georgia after a hand recount this week.
‘I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the will of the people,’ Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said on Friday of the result.
President Donald Trump continued with claims of election fraud on Saturday morning as he alleged ‘big voter fraud information’ had been discovered in Georgia
‘Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia,’ Trump claimed on Twitter
The hand count showed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes out of about 5 million cast, according to data released by Raffensperger’s office Thursday.
‘Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,’ Raffensperger said during a news conference at the state Capitol.
Trump supporters still gathered for the third day straight on Friday on the steps of the State Capitol building in Atlanta and staged a ‘stop the steal’ rally attended by InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
It came after Georgia county’s board of elections voted to fire its chief clerk on Thursday after 2,600 uncounted ballots were discovered just before the district initially certified the results.
The Floyd County board met for about an hour on Thursday in a special session that ended with a vote to dismiss Floyd County Chief of Elections Clerk Robert Brady.
During a statewide audit earlier this week, election officials found the 600 ballots that were not counted in the earlier totals.
Election officials discovered that they failed to upload a memory card containing electronic counts of those votes on Election Day, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
As a result of the discovery, election officials had to rescan more than 8,000 ballots to make sure there were no other discrepancies.
Of the 2,600 discovered ballots in Republican-leaning Floyd County, most of them went for Trump.
Pro-Trump protesters rally against the results of the election outside the Georgia State Capitol
Georgia election workers handle ballots as part of the recount this week
The new batch of ballots slashed Biden’s lead over Trump by some 800 votes – still not enough to overcome the Democrat’s advantage.
Democrats and Republicans agreed that Brady should have been fired and that the uncounted ballots were a result of human error rather than a deliberate attempt to sabotage a free and fair election.
The result in Georgia gave Biden 306 electoral votes, a total that Trump called a ‘landslide’ when states delivered him that number in 2016.
Biden also achieved victory in key states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Arizona, topping the threshold of 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency with room to spare.
Yet on Saturday morning, he also continued to claim that fraud would be unearthed in Michigan.
President Trump also tweeted claims of voter fraud in Michigan on Saturday morning
‘Massive voter fraud will be shown!’ he wrote, alongside a statement about his meeting with the Michigan legislature.
‘This is true, but much different than reported by the media. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!’
Trump’s allegations of massive voting fraud have been dismissed by a succession of judges and refuted by state election officials and an arm of his own administration’s Homeland Security Department.
Many of his campaign’s lawsuits have been thrown out of court.
A coalition of state election officials and the Trump administration’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have declared that the election was the most secure in history.
Trump responded by firing the head of his agency, Chris Krebs.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.