June 16, 2024

Georgia Will Do ‘Hand’ Recount As Investigation Into Burst Pipes Finds Problems

Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that the state will conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential race, recounting by hand the millions of ballots cast in the state. This comes on the heels of the infamous Georgia Election Night “burst pipes” at the Fulton County voting center that stopped the count. An investigation into those burst pipes found big problems.

To understand how Democrat operatives are posturing themselves in the Georgia presidential race, you need to know all about the burst pipes fiasco.

On election night in Georgia, President Trump was running away with the Presidential election, then suddenly it was reported that vote counting had stopped in Fulton County due to a water main break in Atlanta.

According to CBS WVLT8, ballots in Georgia would not be immediately counted due to a water main break:

Nearly 40,000 absentee ballots will not be counted for the state of Georgia until at least Wednesday after a water main break, Fulton County officials said.

According to officials, a water main break at State Farm Arena caused a pipe to burst. The burst pipe was discovered around 6 a.m. Counting of the ballots began at 11 a.m.

WVLT8 also released a statement from the Secretary of State related to the incident:

Tonight Fulton County will report results for approximately 86,000 absentee ballots, as well as Election Day and Early Voting results. These represent the vast majority of ballots cast within Fulton County.

As planned, Fulton County will continue to tabulate the remainder of absentee ballots over the next two days. Absentee ballot processing requires that each ballots is opened, signatures verified, and ballots scanned. This is a labor intensive process that takes longer to tabulate than other forms of voting. Fulton County did not anticipate having all absentee ballots processed on Election Day.

States like Florida count these ballots before the election and provide up-to-date results which enables them to provide final results on election night. Any state that doesn’t count ballots before the election when received so winners can be announced on election night appears to place other priorities ahead of transparency and timeliness.

One Georgia resident, attorney Paul J. Dzikowski, wasn’t going to stand idly by. He decided to use the “Georgia Open Records Act” to get down to the bottom of the water main break.

Dzikowski attempted to obtain more information on the reported water main break in Atlanta. He sent a letter and requested any information related to the water main break under the Georgia Open Records Act. This is what he wrote in his request:

Please accept this correspondence (and the attached letter) as a request for production and inspection of records under the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70, et seq. (the “Act”). Please produce, for inspection and copying, the following records:

• ALL “Public records” related to the burst pipe at State Farm Arena that occurred on or about November 3, 2020, which impacted the counting of ballots by Fulton County authorities, including and not limited to internal and external communications with any person(s), communications with Fulton Co. Board of Registrations and Elections, memoranda, notes, work orders, requisitions, invoices, repair records, and all other public records.

In response, the only public records generated as a result of the alleged “burst pipe” that halted the counting of ballots in Atlanta (Fulton Co.) were a few text messages. 

These messages were with the Sr. Vice President of the Atlanta Hawks, Geoffrey Stiles, who called it a “slow leak” that was “contained quickly,” and he said the entire thing was “highly exaggerated.”

No repair orders or work orders or invoices from a plumber associated with this “burst pipe” were provided. Nothing.

Dzikowski also filed a similar request with the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections which resulted in no records being located per their response. What really happened on Election Night in Atlanta and what was the reason they stopped counting tens of thousands of absentee votes until the next day?

We may never know. However, you can bet this is why the Georgia Democrats led by Stacey Abrams made no fuss when Georgia’s secretary of state decided to do the most stringent recount you can do including a full hand recount, a full audit, and recanvassing of the entire state.

The Democrat machine sent many patriots for a loop on Election Night. But they also awakened the masses of law-abiding Trump supporters who will not go quietly into the good night.

About Rebecca Diserio, Opinion Columnist 942 Articles
Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.