President Donald Trump has questioned why Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has not used his emergency powers to override his secretary of state and conduct a signature match of ballots to envelopes.
His reasoning is that all Republicans, Georgia Republicans especially, are enraged over how state officials are dealing with the election.
According to the President, the state would find a “goldmine” of fraud. Trump has asked officials to compare the ballots to the number of envelopes, saying the numbers won’t correlate to each other.
The governor’s office released a statement saying state laws prohibit from interfering with elections and that he cannot use an executive order to override what the secretary of state has done.
Still, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia secretary of state, said the office is looking into over 250 voting irregularities and vote fraud allegations. The move was made at the request of the Trump Campaign in ordering an audit of absentee ballot signatures in every county.
Georgia is currently doing a machine recount, with officials saying the recount should be done by the end of the week.