Coffee County Board of Elections officials sent out a letter last week saying, “The Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration cannot certify the electronic recount numbers given its inability to repeatably duplicate creditable election results.” However the Georgia Secretary of State has gone ahead and recertified the election results.
Coffee County elections officials also sent Raffenserger’s office a document that “illuminates that the electronic recount lacks credibility.” According to election officials, no election board has the ability to “reconcile the anomalies” that are shown in that document.
The text of the letter is below.
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.
Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration
Signed by Chairperson by expressed permission and consent of 100% of the board.