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Georgia Election Integrity Is Much More Of An Idea Than A Reality

On machine No. 3, outside Athens, Georgia, Republicans won every race. On each of the other six machines in that precinct, Democrats won every race.

This is why Stacey Abrams is more strategically useful as organizing for election integrity than she'd be running for the Senate. Because it doesn't matter when the voting machines are stacked against you. Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

To find a clue about what might have gone wrong with Georgia’s election last fall, look no further than voting machine No. 3 at the Winterville Train Depot outside Athens.

On machine No. 3, Republicans won every race. On each of the other six machines in that precinct, Democrats won every race.

The odds of an anomaly that large are less than 1 in 1 million, according to a statistician’s analysis in court documents. The strange results would disappear if votes for Democratic and Republican candidates were flipped on machine No. 3.

It just so happens that this occurred in Republican Brian Kemp’s home precinct, where he initially had a problem voting when his yellow voter access card didn’t work because a poll worker forgot to activate it. At the time, Kemp was secretary of state — Georgia’s top election official — and running for governor in a tight contest with Democrat Stacey Abrams.The suspicious results in Winterville are evidence in the ongoing mystery of whether errors with voting machines contributed to a stark drop-off in votes recorded in the race for Georgia lieutenant governor between Republican Geoff Duncan, who ended up winning, and Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico.

Republicans only win because they cheat. Fix the machines, replace them with paper ballots, and then we'll get to see what a real democracy looks like.

That's what Republicans are afraid of.


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