Just days after the Secretary of State’s office chief operation officer, Gabriel Sterling, brushed off concrete proof of illegal voting in the 2020 election, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) was met with protests in Bibb County.

GOP protestors in Bibb County held up signs and demanded a full forensic audit of the vote tallies in the Peach State as Raffensperger spoke to the Bibb County GOP, according to WMAZ.

“They were losing poll workers due to the COVID-19 scare,” protestor Dianne Vann reportedly said. “[Raffensperger] was responsible for saying nothing was wrong, nothing could be done with those machines and obviously, not telling the truth. I’m here.”

Star News Education Foundation Journalism ProjectChairman of the Bibb County GOP David Sumrall said poll watchers were blocked from viewing the absentee ballot counts.

“Thousands of absentee ballots came in. I was a poll worker. Yes, I was present, but we couldn’t see anything!” he reportedly said.

Bibb County election supervisor Jeanetta Watson said the claims were bogus.

“We’ve already done a hand count audit, a recount, and tabulated an election night. Our department is being attacked with untruths,” she responded.

Raffensperger, too, ignored the protestors’ complaints.

“I have looked at the state. I have looked at our 159 counties. At the end of the day, we are very confident in our results, but also understand we live in polarized times like we do, so half the people will be pleased with the results and the other half won’t be pleased with the results,” he said.

But earlier this week, his office brushed off proof that thousands of people voted illegally in Georgia.

As reported by The Georgia Star News:

After a voter data analyst named Mark Davis said thousands of Georgians voted in the wrong counties in 2020, based on data he requested from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office.

Many of those voters voted in violation of Section 21-2-218 of Georgia’s election code, which provides that Georgians who move to a different county within 30 days of an election may return to their old county of residence to vote. If they move to a different county more than 30 days before an election, they must register to vote in their new county, and vote there.

According to Davis, more than 10,000 votes could have been illegally cast this way.

Davis said that the number of illegal votes “literally could have called into doubt the election,” and that “I know it sounds like a technicality but it’s actually not it’s a whole lot of laws that were broken.”

Sterling had a different opinion on Davis’ data.

“The reality is these are normal, everyday Georgians who are just trying to exercise their right to vote in a very weird year,” he said.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]
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