As the Trump Campaign continues waging a legal battle upon various battleground states’ election processes, Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, stated that he believes Lindsey Graham implied he should discard ballots in Georgia.
Speaking to CNN, Raffenspeger said that “[Graham] asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters, and then he, I got the sense it implied that then you could throw those out for any if you look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures. So that’s the impression that I got.”
Raffensperger continued to say that “it was just an implication of, ‘Look hard and see how many ballots you could throw out.'”
Lindsey Graham has since rebutted these claims, arguing that they were “ridiculous.”
“What I’m trying to find out,” continued Graham, “was how do you verify signatures on mail-in ballots in these states that are the center of attention? So like when you mail in a ballot, you got to have some way to verify that the signature on the envelope actually matches the person who requested the ballot,”
“It seems to me that Georgia has some protections that maybe other states don’t have, where you go into the portal to get your ballot. But I thought it was a good conversation. I’m surprised to hear him verify it that way.”
“So they expanded mail-in voting, and how you verify the signatures to me is the big issue. If you’re going to have mail-in voting, you’ve got to verify that the person who signed the envelope is also the person who requested the ballot.”
Raffensperger, however, stated that he “feel[s] confident the election officials did their job.”