The recount Georgia’s doing now is simply a rescanning of the ballots. So that means that if there are any illegal ballots in the count, or anything wrong with the Dominion Voting System, it won’t be detected.
Any problems with the machines should have been detected during the state’s first by-hand audit, however the directions given to elections boards made it impossible to detect any potential irregularities.
Garland Favorito, Co-Founder, Voter GA: “That was another problem that not only did the secretary of state collect their numbers he then ordered the counties to certify their existing electronic totals if their hand count was within 5 tenths of a percentage difference.”
Since many counties were still submitting their results from the Dominion Voting machines, he said the first by-hand audit didn’t uncover the problems that it was meant to find.
Favorito: “There’s 159 counties in the state of Georgia so if you have, I think the margin now is 10,000, it would be less than 100 votes per county that would change the outcome of the election maybe 70, 80 votes.
The 100 page Georgia lawsuit released this week, alleges that the “massive fraud begins with the election software and hardware from Dominion Voting Systems Corporation.”
Favorito says he warned state officials of the problems with Dominion long ago, only to be ignored.
Favorito: “We argued for 2 years with the legislatures, secretary of state’s office, and the voting system commission explaining that this is not the kind of system that Georgia needs and they bought it anyway.”
So since the first by hand count didn’t serve it’s purpose of exposing problems with the machines, and the second recount is simply scanning ballots using the machines, what’s the purpose of the Trump campaign requesting this second recount?
Favorito: “In asking for the recount it opens up the door for him to challenge individual ballots and individual voters for that matter.”
He expects the Trump legal team will be looking to challenge individual ballots such as those that look like manufactured ballots, as well as potential missing ballots, and ballots turned in with invalid addresses. Any ballots like these can all be challenged directly once the recount numbers come in next week.