A new report has revealed more than 27,000 Georgia mail-in ballots from the 2020 presidential election were returned as undeliverable, though President Joe Biden won the state by only about 12,000 votes.
“One of the most consequential stories to come out of Georgia is how the number of mail ballots directed to faulty addresses (returned undeliverable) was greater than the ultimate difference between winning and losing 16 Electoral College votes,” the Public Legal Interest Foundation said in its report.
“Like in Wisconsin and other states, political candidates would be wise to factor in the sloppiness of mail balloting when forecasting their voter turnout needs for victory. Georgia’s recently passed election integrity reforms are a positive step forward in addressing the multitude of mail ballot risks, even if the Biden DOJ is trying to shut them down in court,” it added.
The number of undeliverable mail-in ballots was more than 10 times the amount in the 2016 election. In 2016, the report noted 1,622 undeliverable mail-in ballots. In 2020, the report revealed 27,287.
“Now you see why Georgia lawmakers passed mail ballot integrity laws. You can’t ‘vote from home’ with confidence when you learn how many mail ballots failed. The fact that the Biden Justice Department is committed to interrupting Georgia’s integrity law demonstrates the level to which Washington bureaucrats will sink to preserve system weaknesses,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in the report.
The new Georgia voter integrity law signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp led to strong opposition from Democrats. The pushback escalated, leading Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from the state.
The new law should help in lowering problems with mail-in ballots.
“While no-excuse absentee voting has been in place in Georgia since 2005, the state didn’t authorize the use of secure drop boxes as a way to return ballots until the 2020 election, as a response to the pandemic. The new law mandates at least one drop box per county, but restricts where they may be placed and when they may be accessed,” CBS News reported.