Asking the Experts about the 2020 Election, by Susan Loring, part 5 Update and Commentary

This series sought information from the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Fannin County’s Board of Elections, on election procedures relevant to several potentially fraudulent incidents that were reported about the 2020 election. What follows here is a brief return to each topic discussed with any related news updates I have seen and some questions that journalists could be asking. The State...
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November 2021 Meeting Summary

The Fannin County GOP meeting for November 15th was a continuation of Veterans day, with several guest speakers: Harry Doss, Colonel U.S. Army Ret; Lillie Callihan Cole, USMC; SCAST Joey Gryzenia USCG and MCASM Darell Gelakoska USCG. Senior Chief Gryzenia spoke about the rescue swimmer rating from its inception up to the present. Master Chief Gelakoska spoke about the mission of the USCG and the...
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Asking the Experts about the 2020 Election, by Susan Loring, Part 4

Fraudulent voting by different means was the next topic, and I asked Sonia and Mary Ann how difficult it is to do any of the following: Voting by non-citizens – These people are flagged by the state when they register. They can vote provisionally and can bring their naturalization papers to the election board for review. Voting by the dead – Somewhere around 30-50 residents of Fannin...
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Asking the Experts about the 2020 Election, by Susan Loring, Part 3

The next topics discussed with Fannin County Election Board Chairman Sonia Smith and Vice Chair Mary Ann Conner were: Questionable donations to “help” with the election – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly poured large amounts of money into Georgia, most of it through the nonprofit organization Center for Technology and Civic Life, which was distributed as grants to county...
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Asking the Experts about the 2020 Election, by Susan Loring, Part 2

Continuing a conversation with Sonia Smith and Mary Ann Conner of the Fannin County Board of Elections, the next topic was: “Pristine” ballot batches noted by poll workers during the Fulton County recount – After a hand recount done of presidential election ballots for Fulton County, four poll workers signed affidavits that they observed strange ballot batches, on a different...
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Asking the Experts about the 2020 Election, by Susan Loring, Part 1

After the 2020 presidential election, there were many news stories alleging possible election fraud. These reports were countered by assertions that no fraud had occurred on a scale large enough to change the outcome, and that most of the fraud claims had no basis in the first place. Because I’ve never been a poll worker, I didn’t know how to judge which issues might be valid....
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