FILE – A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena on November 2, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
UPDATED 7:27 AM PT – Monday, September 20, 2021
The battle for election integrity in Georgia is moving full-speed ahead. A court hearing in Fulton County is set to begin Monday to determine whether attorneys can investigate mail-in ballots.
According to Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones (R), taxpayers deserve to see if the 147,000 absentee ballots in the Peach State’s most populous county were counted dishonestly.
“We’ve got to get people’s confidence back in the election process and the only way to do that is have a mass overhaul of how, particularly the 2020 election was was run,” he stated. “And it should be a partisan issue.”
In Fulton County, at least 385 absentee ballot transfer forms are still reportedly missing, which would account for about 18,901 votes. This came after Joe Biden won this state by less than 12,000 votes.
“I think it is of utmost importance that we do more than what we’ve already done to try to let the people know our constituents know that we are listening to them and we are hearing them,” said Jones.
In an effort to make sure his constituents know their concerns are not falling on deaf ears, Jones has called for further investigation into the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
“If people don’t have confidence in equipment that you’re using, they won’t show up to vote,” he explained. “And if they don’t show up to vote and people no longer believe in the integrity of the vote, you’ll cease to have a democracy.”
Jones said at this point it’s clear that simply passing election integrity bills is not enough to get Americans to forget about stacks of fraud in last year’s election. He’s urging further investigations into the 2020 election cycle. In the meantime, the court’s ruling is slated to be announced this week.