Georgia State Legislator Received Absentee Ballot After Submitting Request Using Different Signature Than on Photo ID

 

Georgia State Senator Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming) received an absentee ballot after submitting an application using a different signature than on his photo ID. The representative submitted his application on November 28 to vote in the runoff election. He received a ballot without any issues on December 15.

Dolezal tweeted a comparison picture between the non-matching signatures on his photo ID and his absentee ballot application.

“I tested the signature match for absentee ballots in Georgia and it failed,” Dolezal wrote. “I’m tired of the deniers saying there is ‘no evidence’ sig match doesn’t work. Here is your evidence. Is it any surprise only 2,011 signatures were rejected out of 1,322,529 in November? We must fix this.”

In an interview with The Georgia Star News, Dolezal explained that he took initiative to test signature matching because he suspected that elected officials were making broad claims without examining the evidence themselves.

“I chuckle, but it really is appalling. What’s appalling to me is we have all this question around signature match and all these elected officials saying that there’s been no evidence of any issues. I decided to test the system, and I kind of made the most ridiculous example I could, using myself,” stated Dolezal.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Monday that their office would conduct an audit of absentee ballot signatures in Cobb County, followed by a statewide audit. However, Raffensperger noted in a press conference that the decision to hold these audits wasn’t because signature matching was flawed.

Dolezal told The Star News that Raffensperger’s claim may not be entirely accurate.

“I don’t know how he can make that statement. As far as I’m aware, he hasn’t looked at any signatures. The reality is, he needs to cast a wider net for the audit,” stated Dolezal. “The interesting thing is, there’s 159 counties in Georgia, and the counties handle signature matching. I think my board of directors is fantastic. My suspicion is that, if my county missed that application with a pretty egregious signature mistake, then I wonder about other counties. Just anecdotally, I think we get the best things done in our county. We’ve got the best schools, and we’re the wealthiest county in the state. So I would suspect that if we did the signature audit everywhere like we’ve been asking for the last month, we’d find more issues.”

Dolezal told The Star News that nobody from the secretary of state’s office has contacted him about the signature match error yet.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to corinnejournalist@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Thoughts to “Georgia State Legislator Received Absentee Ballot After Submitting Request Using Different Signature Than on Photo ID”

  1. Tara Olmsted

    Take it to Raffensperger personally. Put in his face and demand a signature match audit done legally. Then stand up and take your electors and make them count toward Trump. How many examples of fraud does your state need to make the legislature take back its power, stand up, and say WE THE PEOPLE are in charge of this election and our democracy. Be like our founding fathers and have some courage in Georgia even if you have to risk it all. Enough is enough!

  2. Bill

    In all my recent reading about the signature matching issues, I have not seen anyone bring up the following issue. This past year I went to the GA Dept. of Driver Services to renew my driver’s license. During the process I was instructed to write my signature on a small electronic tablet. I was shocked to find that I was unable to write my signature clearly as the pen device I was instructed to use had a fat round tip. I believe that all others would have this problem. Matching to the signature on my voter card would be ok, but matching to this useless signature on my GA Driver’s License would never work.

  3. Kevin

    Don’t you know that laws, rules and official processes are for us mere citizens! Politicians, government bureaucrats and big tech executives are exempt from following anything especially when it suits their hidden agendas! And worst of all, the jobs created by all of these laws, rules and processes are doled out as a form of political bribery.

    At best, they consider us to be only sharecroppers. So now shut-up and get to work, you have taxes to pay!

  4. dan

    This State Senator is a true hero. He is still working to uncover the mess that the Governor, Lt. Governor, SOS, and the SOS highly paid mouthpiece have inflicted on Georgia.

    Greg-Please keep investigating and holding hearings until you cant trace the money anymore. At that time you will have incovered the root cause.

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