SOS Office Issues Statement on County Certification

Today Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden issues the following statement:

“The Secretary of State’s office has been working closely with counties to ensure compliance with several judicial orders and existing statutes. Throughout this process, we have issued detailed guidance to county officials regarding compliance with these orders and, where necessary, recertification of their results.

“To comply with U.S. District Judge Totenberg’s order, twenty-seven counties were required to conduct a second review of provisional ballots rejected for code ‘PR,’ meaning that individuals did not appear on the voter rolls when they cast provisional ballots. Right now, over half of those counties have completed this review. To comply with orders by U.S. District Judges Jones and May, all counties were required to count absentee by mail ballots where those ballots were previously rejected solely due to missing or inaccurate dates of birth. At this stage, three-quarters of all counties have completed this review. We have directed counties to complete this review by 5 PM today.

“After we confirm that counties have complied with the judges’ orders and sent to the Secretary of State all required documentation, we will commence the regular process of reviewing this documentation in a manner that ensures accuracy and compliance prior to state certification.”

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gulch
gulch

I do not think that the counties will be able to finish today and there is no pressing need to rush them. Ms. Crittenden should wait until 11/20 and then certify. Especially if there is going to be a lawsuit filed anyway, and a federal judge or the state supreme court and force the state to hold a new election at any time … it doesn’t have to be the runoff date.

chamblee54
chamblee54

If there is, G-d forbid, a runoff/new election, then the antics of Stacey Abrams will be held against her. At the very least, she will not get the free ride in the media that she has enjoyed thus far.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Yeah, screw that uppity woman for insisting that everyone’s vote be counted.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let’s see: y’all couldn’t steal the Kav seat; y’all couldn’t steal the Kemp seat; y’all couldn’t steal the DeSantis seat and y’all won’t steal the Scott seat. All of that failure. Is it heartbreaking? And please, be honest!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

What’s Paul Ryan up to at present? You’ve got a very odd definition of failure.

gulch
gulch

Mentioned this the other day. She didn’t demand that every vote be counted when she was elected to the Georgia House all those times, nor did she demand every vote be counted after the primary. She only takes the “count every vote!” stance when she loses. Also, after the election is certfied, all the votes will have been counted, including those that should not have been according to Georgia law. So the basis for her lawsuit won’t be the votes that weren’t counted because there is no legal obligation to count those votes anyway. It would be to get a… Read more »

chamblee54
chamblee54

I see a connection between the netroots incident, and that shameful affair at the state capitol the other day. Both were perpetrated by supporters of Stacey Abrams. Both were endorsed by Stacey Abrams. Is this the type of behavior we could expect if she had won the election?
On a lighter note, Sen Nikema Williams is said to have been strip searched. This is after a high profile arrest for a minor misdemeanor. Is there any way to verify this?
The spell check suggestion for Nikema is Nike.

chamblee54
chamblee54

And for lying to us about who does the counting.

chefdavid
chefdavid

I was just thinking. I wonder if all this count every vote, drag this election as long as possible is going to back fire on her in future elections. I have heard a lot of women that I know that voted for her just because she is a woman say, enough is enough she needs to conceed.

gulch
gulch

“. I have heard a lot of women that I know that voted for her just because she is a woman say, enough is enough she needs to conceed.” Pardon me if I am dubious as to the veracity of that statement. Why didn’t these same women vote for Karen Handel when she ran for Senate and Governor, Michelle Nunn when she ran for Senate and Barbara Dooley (the first conservative woman to try to gain political traction in this state though her husband Vince is a diehard Democrat) just because they were women? Now had you said “I have… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

As a long-time Athens resident and someone who grew up down the street from the Dooleys, Vince is not a die hard Democrat.

gulch
gulch

Ah. I was certain that I read differently a number of times in the AJC in columns that pointed out that Barbara Dooley was running as a GOPer when her husband was a Democrat. Guess it must be a false memory then.

Or not …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Dooley

“Dooley briefly pursued the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Senate in 1986.”

So … er … hmmm …

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Let’s see…

Vince endorsed Brian Kemp

Vince endorsed Houston Gaines

Vince endorsed Donald Trump and, before that, Jeb Bush

The fact Vince was a Democrat in 1986 don’t mean jack to me. Nathan Deal and Sonny Perdue were Democrats back then as well. Party IDs have changed a lot in the South in 32 years.

Benevolus
Benevolus

To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove, “You can’t count votes here! This is an election!”

alpha male
alpha male

I can only hope this clown actually files suit to throw out the election. It would do my heart good to see her get laughed out of court as a final insult. Maybe she figures at this point her antics have already permanently disqualified her from future consideration for statewide office, so why not go for it despite having zero shot at prevailing. Even the incompetent, corrupt Gillum in Florida has not beclowned himself to the extent Abrams has with this ridiculous legal wrangling, despite the fact Gillum ran a much closer race to DeSantis than Abrams did with Kemp.… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“I just wish these black candidates would learn their place.” – Alpha Male

alpha male
alpha male

Hate to break it to you chump, but your race baiting failed again. It was all you had.it failed with Abrams. It failed with Gillum. You lost.

gulch
gulch

Hey that is no fair. A friend of mine knew Gillum in college. He is a decent, diligent guy who just happens to have political beliefs that I disagree with. Also his tenure as mayor and before that city councilman hasn’t been anywhere near the disaster that Trump and DeSantis claims. He doesn’t deserve to be compared to Abrams. Had Gillum used the same tactics that Abrams did – spinning falsehoods to goose turnout – he actually might have won. Gillum is a good guy who just happens to have bad – from my point of view – politics. Were… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The amount of butthurt at the a black female acting exactly the same as any white male would is both predictable and disappointing.

Roy Moore whined a lot more loudly – and with a lot less justification for doing so – after losing to Doug Jones than Abrams has and didn’t seem to earn a word of rebuke from folks on here.

gulch
gulch

Stop. Just please stop. Stop using the race card to defend and justify anything and everything. It seriously is a reason why you guys lose a lot more than you should have. This is not the same as any white male would do. First, the media is pointing out that the law that Abrams is publicly considering to use to sue to overturn the election HAS NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE by the many white males who have lost in this state, including in this very election. Second, you seem to love to cite Roy Moore. Are you finally going to… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

how many made false clams of outstanding ballots knowing full well they didn’t exist?

Off the top of my head, there’s these guys

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Here’s a white male example for you:
https://www.vox.com/2018/11/14/18095592/trump-voter-fraud-disguises-cars-daily-caller-interview
“The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” Trump said. “When people get in line that have absolutely no right to vote and they go around in circles. Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again. Nobody takes anything. It’s really a disgrace what’s going on.”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Slightly off topic, but can we all agree that Donald Trump is an imbecile?

For starters, he thinks our stealth fighters are literally invisible

Then there’s his weird belief that you need an ID to buy cereal.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I WANT A CEREAL ID.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Go write a check at Kroger for Frosted Flakes and your regular box of Depends and guess what? Show that ID…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Who the f writes checks? You never heard of a debit card?

Noway2016
Noway2016

A debit card?!?!?! Lololol. No. I’ve never used a freaking DEBIT card! If you lose and some schmuck drains your bank account, you have zero protection from your bank. They don’t have to give you your funds back. And they won’t. So, for the sake of your new little girls, please get a credit card! Put that debit through your Justice Department shredder!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You referenced checks, dingus. I’m well aware of the concept of credit cards.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Gulch. You appear to be a new poster here. A little history. Andrew here has two basic arguments about every single subject: Race and Nazis. And that’s it. He makes up fake quotes supposedly said by the conservative posters. Like he just did with Alpha a few minutes ago. Engage him if you want. Most of us just ignore him most of the time.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

… and yet I live rent free in that head of yours.

Hope y’all have a good weekend and good turkey day. Work has me headed to NYC tonight, then driving to Boston Monday, then navigating the nightmare known as “day-before-Thanksgiving” at the airport. I’m blaming George Soros for this hellacious schedule.