DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) – Georgia Secretary of State has recertified the election results, but Coffee County Board of Elections officials sent out a letter last week saying they could not certify its results following a second recount.

In the letter, election officials said they could not certify the electronic recount numbers given its “inability to repeatably duplicate creditable election results.”

Letter: Coffee Co. cannot certify results from second statewide recount

“Any system, financial, voting, or otherwise, that is not repeatable nor dependable should not be used,” officials wrote in the letter. “To demand certification of patently inaccurate results neither serves the objective of the electoral system nor satisfies the legal obligation to certify the electronic recount.”

Along with the letter, Coffee County elections officials also sent Raffenserger’s office a document that “illuminates that the electronic recount lacks credibility.” Election officials also said that no election board has the ability to “reconcile the anomalies” that are shown in that document.

“Accordingly, the Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration have voted to certify the votes cast in the Election Night report,” the letter states. “The Election Night numbers are reflected in the official certification of results submitted by our office.

COFFEE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION

Ernestine Thomas-Clark, Chairman                    224 West Ashley Street                                                                             Eric Chaney, Member

Wendell Stone, Vice-chairman                           Douglas, GA 31533                                                          Matthew McCullogh, Member

C.T. Peavy, Member                                                          (912) 384-7018                                                Misty MartinElection Supervisor

                                                                           FAX (912) 384-1343                                    Jil Ridlehoover Elections Assistant                                       

E-Mail:  misty.hampton@coffeecounty-ga.gov

12/04/2020

Brad Raffensperger

214 State Capitol

Atlanta, GA. 30334

Dear Mr. Raffensperger,

The Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration cannot certify the electronic recount numbers given its inability to repeatably duplicate creditable election results. Any system, financial, voting, or otherwise, that is not repeatable nor dependable should not be used. To demand certification of patently inaccurate results neither serves the objective of the electoral system nor satisfies the legal obligation to certify the electronic recount.

I am enclosing a spread sheet which illuminates that the electronic recount lacks credibility.  NO local election board has the ability to reconcile the anomalies reflected in the attached.  Accordingly, the Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration have voted to certify the votes cast in the election night report.  The election night numbers are reflected in the official certification of results submitted by our office.

Respectfully,

Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration

Ernestine Thomas-Clark

Chairperson

Signed by Chairperson by expressed permission and consent of 100% of the board.

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Dominic LaRiccia

Tyler Harper

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