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I saw NO mention of anything about Republicans in the article about these supposedly missing votes.

 

The Registration and Election official quoted is a Democratic member of the Board and is also the head of it.

 

 

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Here again we find the republicans trying to steal the win by any means necessary and that seems alright with their base. What happened to honor, honesty, fair play, integrity?  Words that seem to have lost, not their meaning, but their value in this Trumpian swirl in which we now live.  A world in which everything is reversed and a lie becomes, for some, the truth and the truth becomes speared through by way of denial. So now we find almost 5,000 voter applications missing, but Georgia republicans are turning the other way and dismissing another truth by covering it with the lie of denial.  

 

What to do?  Protest, challenge everything, and vote, vote, vote!  

 

 

 

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Sam Tillman is one of the DEMOCRATIC members of the DeKalb County, Ga. Board of Registration and Elections and is also the Chairman of the Board - so he should know since he is pretty much in charge at the (this)county level. 

I Guess you could call this a blue county in Ga.  - not too sure you could call it a progressive county.  I am particularly impressed with the CEO of DeKalb County and he is a Democrat (progressive, not too sure) and one that has done his time in politics at many levels of government; serving with both Democrat and Republican Administrations.

 

Those 53,000 Pending voters in Ga. are an odd lot - 

The one that stands out by itself on the list is Jesus Christ, Heaven Blvd.  Thus far he is still on the pending list.  But all he has to do is show up at the poll and present a valid Ga. Picture ID with a complete address and valid / matching SS# and of course, finished his address and once validated, most of the time right then and there . . . . He can vote in this election.

 

Within these numbers are also these classifications:

  • Several thousand of them are 17 year olds who can register to vote but are not moved automatically to the active list until their 18th Birthday; until their 18th Birth Day, they remain on this pending list.
  • Several more who have an address listed in the state of Alabama
  • Several more that failed to give a street # address, they only supplied a street name - 
  • more whose address does not match their drivers license - automatically moved to the active voter list when they change their address at the DMV 
  • more who are listed twice or more times
  • more who did not sign the voter registration form when they completed it
  • more whose name does not match the drivers license file or the Social Security file - from my understanding, leaving out a middle initial, if everything else matches, is not grounds for pending.  However, leaving off a JR., II, III, etc. Is important on a proper name - so there are some of those on the list.
  • the VAST majority of those on this list are those whose last 4-digits of their Social Security did NOT match the Social Security file.

 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/413239-georgia-officials-say-more-than-4700-voter-applications...

 

Georgia Dems say more than 4,700 voter applications are missing: report

 

 

Georgia Democratic officials claim that more than 4,700 applications to vote by mail are missing in DeKalb County, a progressive-leaning county of about 753,000 people. 

 

The New York Times confirmed with multiple sources a phone call this week when county officials reportedly acknowledged the missing applications and vowed to inform the applicants of the error.

 

But Sam Tillman, the chairman of the DeKalb County elections board, told the Times “there is no evidence that there are any missing or lost absentee ballot request forms.”

 

Tillman told The Hill that the county voter registration and elections board "is in receipt of a list, provided by the Democratic Party of Georgia, of approximately 4,700 registered voters that the party claims requested absentee ballot forms via a mailer sent out by the party."

 

"After reviewing the list of names, there is evidence that the county received 48 of those voter absentee ballot request forms. All 48 of those forms have been processed,” Tillman said in a statement.

 

“At this time, there is no evidence that there are any missing or lost absentee ballot request forms. The Elections Department receives request forms daily and processes them within three days of receipt,” he added.

 

Any voters whose applications are missing will have to re-request a ballot or vote in person. Democratic party officials told the Times they are concerned that many of those people are out of state and may not be able to request a ballot in time. 

 

“Our message to voters is this: If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot from your county and your county did not send you a ballot, go in-person if you are able to an early voting site,” Seth Bringman, spokesman for the Democratic party of Georgia, told the Times. “We will not allow Brian Kemp’s voter suppression or mistakes by election officials to take away your right to vote.” 

 

The Georgia Democratic Party did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

Kemp is the GOP candidate in the state's gubernatorial election and also currently serves as the secretary of State.

 

Allegations of voter suppression have plagued the Georgia gubernatorial race. Recently, the Associated Press reported that more than 53,000 voter registration applications — 70 percent of them from black voters — are on hold after failing to meet the state’s “exact match” law. 

Georgia law requires an applicant's information on a voter registration form to exactly match the information on a federal or state database.

 

As secretary of State, Kemp is in charge of overseeing the vote tallying.

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