With the fate of the Senate hanging in the balance and distrust at an all-time high, one might think having the eyes of the world upon them would compel Georgia‘s corrupt election officials to tread very carefully.
Instead, Tuesday’s runoff election appeared poised to be a repeat of the disastrous Nov. 3 election in which Democrats capitalized on vulnerabilities to conduct what appeared to be massive vote fraud.
In a recent phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, President Donald Trump listed the variety of ways election integrity had been compromised in the Peach State.
And while robustly denying the accusations, Raffensperger also failed to address the problems, leading to yet another systemic breakdown in the runoff elections for the Senate seats of GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Among the more alarming reports was that Dominion Voting Systems‘ machines were breaking down in several Republican-heavy precincts and that voters were being sent home with reassurances that their ballots would be scanned later.
Just voted in Newton County Georgia. Heavy republican district.. When I went to place my printed ballot into the dominion machine, the poll worked said the scanner was broken and someone was coming to fix it, I placed it in the machine slot but not in the scanner. @CodeMonkeyZ
— Nicomachus (@qnerd88) January 5, 2021
— Darrick Wilkins (@DarrickWilkins) January 5, 2021
Among the problems was a programming issue involving the security keys for scanners and pollworker cards, the Gateway Pundit reported.
However, the selective functionality of the machines was not lost on conservatives after Trump called on his supporters to watch very carefully during a Monday night rally in Dalton.
🚨GA Election problems now! 🚨
My family in GA trying to vote this morning. Was told that machines are “down” and he has to vote provisional.
The poll workers were suspected to be largely left-wing, even in the GOP districts, perhaps due to recent Facebook grants that offered extra financial incentives to Democrat activists who got involved in the operations.
While they appeared to be pursuing a charm offensive into coaxing ballots out of the hands of unwitting conservatives, other leftist operatives were taking a more blunt approach.
According to CD Media, some were engaged in intimidation tactics in the more left-leaning counties as part of an effort to suppress GOP turnout.
Cobb County, for example, in the Atlanta suburbs, had permitted “authorized bloggers” to film voters in the polling station, even though voters themselves are often banned from having their own phone cameras out.
A GOP poll watcher said the so-called bloggers were part of an activist outfit called the Georgia Democrats Voter Protection Hotline, which had previously dispatched partisan activists to encroach on the statutory “neutral” boundary of 100 feet.
But they raised the stakes on Tuesday with even more egregious violations of voting law, said the person.
“Poll watchers are wandering around the voting area at each polling center,” said the source.
“In November they weren’t allowed to do this, the person continued. “It is perceived by voting officials as a problem but it is not being stopped.”
Shortly thereafter the GOP monitor reported, “Poll watchers have started talking to voters before they vote.”
Another shocking development came from conservative watchdog group Project Veritas.
It released its latest exposé prior to the election, with the head of a left-wing activist group, the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center, admitting to the undercover journalist that the center had allowed voters without an address to use theirs, in violation of state law.