Tea Party Patriots Action Launches Georgia Election Integrity Tour as Concerns Continue to Surface


Tea Party Patriots Action is partnering with several organizations to conduct an 18-city Georgia election integrity tour.

The move comes as the election integrity group VoterGA reported this week that 74 of the Peach State’s 159 counties cannot produce original ballot images.

The tour will make stops over a 10-day period beginning in northern Georgia and working its way south before returning to Kennesaw in the north for the final stop on Nov. 20.

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Besides Tea Party Patriots Action and VoterGA, some other coalition partners participating in the tour include Heritage Action for America, FreedomWorks, Concerned Women for America and Eagle Forum Georgia.

“Georgians know first-hand the importance of election integrity issues. The 2020 election was a wakeup call for all Americans, and especially Georgians, about safeguarding the right to vote. Our goal is simple: We should make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. Left-wing activists continue to push radical legislation, including the ‘Pelosi Power Grab,’ that would do the opposite,” said TPPA honorary chair Jenny Beth Martin in an emailed statement to The Tennessee Star.

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“On our eighteen-city tour through Georgia, we will get into the nitty gritty of election integrity issues, and we will recruit our fellow citizens for election integrity task forces. I look forward to speaking at several of these events.”

Martin was part of former President Donald Trump’s election legal team in Georgia last year.

In July, Tea Party Patriots called for a statewide audit in light of the major discrepancies unearthed in Fulton County, in the Atlanta metro area.

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An independent report contracted by the Georgia State Election Board and released on Jan. 12 identified many abnormalities in Fulton County’s November election.

“There were persistent chain of custody issues throughout the entire absentee ballot processing system,” the report said.

It added that “the fact that ballots were delivered to State Farm Arena in unsecured mail carts is very concerning.”

“Protocol for securing ballots exists not only to protect the ballots themselves but also to ensure that no ballot box stuffing occurred,” according to the report.

State Farm Arena was the location on election night where party observers and the media were told counting had stopped, only for it to resume for nearly two more hours soon thereafter.

The election review concluded that “the truth about what happened on the night of November 3rd between 10:30 PM and 11:52 PM [at State Farm Arena] continues to be elusive … but if the party poll watchers are correct, then there is a serious problem.”

Fulton County’s registration chief, Ralph Jones, who was one of the officials present at State Farm Arena on election night, resigned in August after coming under intense scrutiny for the county’s failure to follow proper procedures.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called for his firing in July.

Similarly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last month, DeKalb County elections director Erica Hamilton was placed on leave without explanation in early September, and she later resigned, after receiving intense criticism for her handling of the 2020 election cycle.

Further, Just the News reported this week that VoterGA found, based on Open Records Requests, 74 Georgia counties had failed to produce ballot images.

And the group said 56 counties confirmed “most or all of the images” created by the Dominion Voting Systems had been destroyed.

Just the News noted these images are “crucial for election records” and that federal law requires them to be kept for 22 months after an election and Georgia law for 24 months.

“These violations are yet another glaring reason why Georgians cannot trust the Secretary of State’s office,” Garland Favorito, co-founder of VoterGA, said in a statement. “We desperately need a multi-county audit of the 2020 election to resolve these serious problems before 2022.”

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