ATLANTA, Georgia (TRL) – Joe Rossi is a Georgia citizen whose election integrity group’s work was the basis for Governor Kemp’s letter dated November 17, 2021, where Kemp said the State Elections Board “must act swiftly” regarding the Risk-Limiting Audit Report for Fulton County. Specifically, the Governor stated “the data that exists in public view on the Secretary of State’s website of the RLA report, does not inspire confidence. It is sloppy, inconsistent and presents questions…”
A previously unreleased document for the certified vote recount (Machine Count 2) conducted on December 1 and 2, 2020, entitled Batches Loaded Report #1 (BLR1), raises even more serious questions about how the certified vote count in Fulton County was obtained.
On December 2, 2020 at 11:52 PM, Fulton County Georgia announced, “Fulton County Has Completed The Recount Of The November 3 Presidential Election. Results will be released by the Secretary of State’s Office.”
Subsequently, on Dec 3rd 2020 at 12:06 PM, the first Batches Loaded Report (BLR1) report was time-stamped. The Batches Load Report is produced after uploading each tabulator’s memory card to the Dominion Election Management System and is the final vote count.
The metadata for BLR1 was measured in Zulu Time, and the BLR1 report was created at 12:06 PM, while the email from Richard Barron to Ryan Macias, a member of the National Task Force on Election Crises and “elections expert,” was sent at 12:13 PM, just seven minutes later. The email had an attachment, “Batches Loaded Report.xml.”
Barron admitted in a Fulton Elections Board Meeting on December 4th, 2020 that their vote count was short of Machine Count 1’s total, the original November 3rd tally. In that same meeting, Barron stated that “the state” told them to “reconcile” it. Seven minutes later, at 12:13 PM, Batches Loaded Report 1 (BLR1) was attached in an email sent by Richard Barron to Ryan Macias.
511,727 votes were recorded in Batches Loaded Report 1 (BLR1), about 17,000 votes short of the November 3rd total from Machine Count 1.
The reconciliation process requested of Richard Barron by “the state” resulted in the generation of Batches Loaded Report #2 (BLR2) sometime after 12:06 PM on December 3rd, 2020. Batches Loaded Report #2 (BLR2) totalled 527,925 votes.
These questions remain unanswered for the reconciliation process for Machine Count 2, which generated the BLR2 total of 527,925 votes:
3,125 confirmed duplicate ballot images?
17,852 confirmed missing ballot images?
13,642 early votes backloaded between 10:16 PM on December 3rd and 12:30 AM on December 4th?
239 absentee ballots added on December 3rd, 2020 at 1:48 PM?
2,897 absentee ballots added on December 3rd, 2020 between 8:10 PM and 8:18 PM?
The following information reinforces the idea that something suspicious occurred regarding Batches Loaded Report #2 (BLR2). The Office of the Fulton County attorney confirmed in an email that there is no record for the tabulator tapes shown below:
Note from the table above that the missing tabulator tapes explain the 20,713 votes that were added in the 2nd Batches Loaded Report.
In response to an Open Records Request from Kevin Moncla that said, “I’m not sure who I’m corresponding with, but as far as the outstanding tabulator tapes listed below, please confirm they do don’t exist so I can remove them from my list,” the Office of the County Attorney for Fulton County confirmed via email that “the requested documents do not exist.”
Here is the email correspondence that attempted to procure the missing tabulator tapes:
Whoever replied for the Office Of The County Attorney wrote just one sentence, “The requested documents do not exist.” The only name on the email was the Open Records Custodian, Steven Rosenberg, whose name appears on all emails from that email account.
Regarding the status of Machine Count 2’s so-called “reconciliation process”, this data was presented to Governor Kemp’s team approximately three weeks ago. Kemp’s office communicated they are approximately 75% complete with their vetting process. An update is expected “early next week.”
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