How is this not suspicious, especially happening the day before Election Day?
How in the world are we the only country that cannot get results right away?
A Cobb County judge extended the deadline for 1,036 absentee ballots because Cobb Elections officials did not send them out to the recipients.
The ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day, which is tomorrow.
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (emphasis mine):
“We know it wasn’t the voters’ fault, we know it wasn’t the post office’s fault,” said Daniel White, the attorney for the elections office. “This was an administrative error.
“We want to give everyone as much time as possible.”
Of the 1,036 voters who requested absentee ballots and could have been affected by the error, some canceled their absentee ballots and voted in person, and 716 have not yet voted, White said at a press conference after the hearing.
White added that the county overnighted ballots to most of those 716 voters, and will send the last 276 Monday night.
Four out-of-state absentee voters and the Cobb County Democracy Center, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, filed suit against Cobb elections department Sunday. The lawsuit asked the judge to extend the deadline to return ballots and ensure voters are contacted and sent an absentee ballot through overnighted mail.
Cobb elections officials agreed.
I wonder if those who canceled their absentee ballot and voted in person will still get the absentee ballot. How many of them will still vote if they get the ballot?
The new order does not include military and overseas voters.
Officials will certify the results on November 15.
The ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a suit on behalf of the citizens who did not receive the absentee ballots:
The suit says the Cobb County Election Board had failed to send absentee ballots in a timely fashion to all voters whose applications for such ballots had been accepted.
“The Cobb Board failed to timely send absentee ballots, for instance, to approximately 1,036 voters whose absentee ballot applications had been marked as issued on October 13, 2022, and October 22, 2022,” the suit filed Sunday said.
“It is expected that ballots marked as issued on other dates were also not timely processed or mailed,” the suit said.
The suit said that without emergency action by a judge, “hundreds of Cobb County voters are on the brink of disenfranchisement.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger opened a probe into the failure of sending the absentee ballots.
Georgia is already steaming due to a Senate race that is almost tied and the face-off between Kemp and Abrams for governor…again.
RealClearPolitics forecasts a runoff between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker.DONATE
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