by Frank Salvato | National File December 2nd 2020, 4:03 pm

Two Georgia State Senate committees will hold hearings into claims of voting and tabulation irregularities

With a bevy of claims alleging vote fraud, ballot tampering, and non-adherence to legislated election processes, two critical State Senate committee in Georgia are set to hear testimony and examine evidence of malfeasance from whistleblowers and complainants from across the state.

Georgia’s Senate Government Oversight Committee and the Senate Committee on Judiciary issued statements saying they will hold back-to-back hearings on elections processes on December 3, 2020. The statement said the hearings would be livestreamed at 10am and 1pm, respectively.

Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona held similar forums making Georgia the fourth state to hold hearings on election fraud and ballot tampering complaints during the 2020 General Election.

Democrats tacitly refused to commit to taking part in either of the Georgia Senate hearings.

According to the announcement of the hearings, the legislators explained that the purpose of both hearings is “to take testimony of elections improprieties and to evaluate the election process to ensure the integrity of Georgia’s voting process.”

The hearings were announced as Georgia continues to conduct a machine recount of the November 3, presidential election.

Embattled Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), in a rare admission that the Georgia election process was flawed, said Tuesday that Georgia “cut corners” during the second recount of the November 3, election.

“Us and our office, and I think the rest of the state, is getting a little tired of always having to wait on Fulton County and always having to put up with their dysfunction,” Raffensperger said at a press conference. “They can still make it by our midnight Wednesday deadline, but they seem to want to make it a dramatic finish.”

Fulton County is home to Atlanta and is one of the few blue counties in the traditionally red state of Georgia.

Robb Pitts, of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, rebuked Raffensperger’s claim saying Fulton County election officials hadn’t engaged in any election-related “hanky panky.”

Pitts did not address the multiple claims of vote fraud, ballot tampering, or inappropriate access to Dominion Voting Systems machines that have been documented and caught on video. Neither did he address complaints by poll watchers that alleged they were denied access to vote tabulations.

Attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit in Georgia last week claiming a wide-ranging fraud scheme that included the manipulation of voting software to fraudulently alter vote tallies.