Gabriel Sterling, a spokesman for the state Secretary of State’s Office, said in a news conference on Monday, “We are going to find that people did illegally vote, there are going to be double voters, and people that did not meet the qualifications to be a registered voter to vote in this state. That will be found.”
Prior to the Georgia recount, Democrat Joe Biden was leading Trump by 10,646 votes. Numerous media outlets have called the entire election for Biden, including in Georgia even though votes in only 47 out of 112 counties in Georgia have been certified.
According to state law, all results from counties must be certified by Friday, Nov. 12. If not, the state must certify results by Nov. 20.
Sterling said officials are investigating people who might have voted twice or voted illegally.
The Georgia secretary of state’s office said 7,786 provisional ballots from military members didn’t come back in time.
Georgia’s two Republican senators have called on the state’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, to resign.
“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so. We have been clear from the beginning: every legal vote cast should be counted. Any illegal vote must not. And there must be transparency and uniformity in the counting process,” Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) said in a statement.
“There have been too many failures in Georgia elections this year and the most recent election has shined a national light on the problems. While blame certainly lies elsewhere as well, the buck ultimately stops with the Secretary of State. The mismanagement and lack of transparency from the Secretary of State is unacceptable. Honest elections are paramount to the foundation of our democracy. The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately,” they said.