Um…670 Ballots Were Cast In A GA Precinct That Has Just 276 Voters

Hannah Bleau

Someone wanna explain this to me?

Let’s lay this out as simply as possible. Habersham County’s Mud Creek precinct in Georgia has a meager 276 voters. Yet, somehow, 670 ballots were cast.

You don’t have to be good at math to see the problem.

The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia’s voting systems. Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit, experts say.

Nothing about that is OK.

The court filings highlight various issues with Georgia’s 16-year-old voting machines, as well as the system that runs them and handles voter registration information.

In one sworn statement, a voter explains that she and her husband, who were registered to vote at the same address, were assigned different polling places and different city council districts. In another, a voting machine froze on Election Day.

There are a bunch of other bizarre stories. Some people showed up at their polling places and were told that they had to vote somewhere else. In another instance, a ballot gave a voter the option to vote for the WRONG congressional race.

But others, like the incorrect ballots, could have been caused by anything from a clerical error to a malicious manipulation of voter data, said Hursti, who is also the organizer for the Voting Village at hacking conference DEF CON, where participants demonstrate hacking into some state voting machines.

It’s possible that there’s a connection between the security issues reported at Georgia’s Center for Election Systems and the issues chronicled in the court statements, but an immediate switch to paper ballots is necessary regardless, Hursti said.

“But the connection is not needed,” he said. “You don’t need to have a smoking gun to do the right thing.”

Something clearly needs to change.

Voter fraud at its finest.

h/t McClatchy DC