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Georgia Gov. Kemp: Signature Audit Results Almost Ready

Georgia Gov. Kemp: Signature Audit Results Almost Ready

The results of Georgia’s signature verification audit should be released either Wednesday or Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday, adding that he’s “very confident” in the process.

“The law in Georgia is that the secretary of state has the constitutional authority,” Kemp told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “He finally ordered the signature audit. I’m glad he did. I offered to allow the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is under my purview, to assist in that.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the order in November after President Donald Trump’s campaign claimed voter fraud occurred and requested the examination after the election. The audit includes signatures for absentee ballots for all of the state’s 159 counties. 

For the audit, the University of Georgia was to partner with Raffensperger’s office to analyze a random sample of the signatures from each county.

“Hopefully we will know today or perhaps in the morning what the results of that are, and that should give great confidence,” said Kemp. 

He added that the investigators with Raffensperger’s office are “professional people” and certified law enforcement officers who will call “balls and strikes” on the audit. 

Meanwhile, Kemp has come under fire from Trump for the election results in his state, and there are now reports that the president wants to work toward Kemp’s defeat in the next primary election. 

“No one has worked harder down here in Georgia to support this president’s reelection than myself,” said Kemp. “I continue to support his and any candidate’s legal actions post-election, which is what the law allows for.”

However, he said he has to follow his state’s laws and constitution.

“As far as me getting primaried, I could care less about that right now,” Kemp said. 

He also insisted that voters shouldn’t use their fears about the presidential election as a reason to stay away from the upcoming Senate runoff races, because “we have got to support [Sens.] David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.”

“We are the red wall to stop socialism and handing the keys” to people like President-elect Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats, said Kemp. 

Published at Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:28:27 +0000