Letter to all GA counties: Save and Secure ballot images for recount
Citizens Oversight (2020-11-13) Ray Lutz
This Page: https://copswiki.org/Common/M1956
Media Link: https://copswiki.org/w/pub/Common/M1956/Letter%20to%20GA%20Counties%20to%20save%20ballot%20images%20in%20recount.pdf
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GEORGIA: SAVE AND SECURE THE BALLOT IMAGES
Ballot images can thwart changes to paper ballots or magically losing or finding new ballots in the recount.
Citizens' Oversight, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, today sent a request to keep the images.
PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All Georgia counties must PRESERVE and SECURE all ballot image files, to thwart any magical changes to
the ballots themselves to change the election.
Read the letter: https://copswiki.org/Common/M1956
Ray Lutz, Citizens' Oversight Executive Director said, "We have seen it before, ballots that seem to
change overnight as they sit in the warehouse, with extra marks that may cause overvotes or
X's through bubbles. Ballots can magically appear or disappear.
"By preserving the ballot images, we can make sure the paper ballots recounted in Georgia
match ballot images that were made on election night, and are not modified by any
unscrupulous campaign operatives. This contest will not change the overall outcome, even
if Georgia goes to Trump, but such discrepancies may allow all other states to be questioned."
The letter to the counties includes a request to list all the ballot image files that are being
preserved, without actually getting the ballot image data. However, Citizens Oversight also
suggested that if the counties would rather turn over all the ballot image data, that would
be even better.
Citizens Oversight is now in the process of utilizing a new cloud-based auditing service
called "AuditEngine" which can read all the ballot images and create an independent total.
But certainly a full hand count is even better, but it has the small possibility that the
paper ballots may be changed.
Learn more about Audit Engine
Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPs)
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