(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Georgia’s Secretary of State has reportedly opened an investigation into former President Donald Trump, following complaints about his efforts to secure the integrity of the 2020 presidential election. An official from the office told Reuters this week that an investigation was opened on Monday to examine the former president’s legal efforts to ensure only legal votes counted.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who inaccurately and repeatedly claimed that there was no evidence of wrongdoing or fraud in the election in his state, hit the headlines in January when he released a recording of a January 2 phone call with the president.
The call was heavily clipped and edited before release, designed to make President Trump appear as though he was asking for illegitimate votes.
“The Secretary of State’s office investigates complaints it receives,” spokesman Walter Jones said this week. “Any further legal efforts will be left to the attorney general.”
It comes as Democrats begin their impeachment hearing in the United States Senate, in which they allege that former President Trump incited an “insurrection” on Capitol Hill on January 6.
During the phone call at the center of the controversy, President Trump relayed evidence of voter fraud and misconduct in the state of Georgia. He told Raffensperger that he needs to “find 11,780 votes” – the margin of victory. Media outlets immediately used the recording to suggest the president was asking him to find illegitimate votes, but the context of the conversation proved otherwise.
Matt Braynard, a data analyst who crowdfunded and performed an in-depth analysis of voter fraud in the 2020 election, determined that thousands of votes were cast by individuals whose addresses were post offices and UPS locations. Only a partial review of the states revealed a thousand votes cast by people registered in non-residential and commercial addresses.
– Georgia: With just a partial review of the state, we’ve also discovered a thousand votes cast by those registered in non-residential, purely commercial addresses also disguised with “Apt,” etc.
— Matt Braynard (@MattBraynard) November 22, 2020
This evidence of voter fraud, however, was ignored by Raffensperger’s office.