At the end of December, it was America then. President Donald Trump falsely claimed that rampant voter fraud caused his defeat in the Georgia election, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made an unexpected visit to an Atlanta suburb, hoping to monitor an audit. of thousands of voter signatures.
The Georgia foreign minister's office said it received only 45 minutes of notification of Meadows' arrival in Cobb County, and was denied entry to the room where state investigators were examining the signatures of the missing ballot papers. The day before, Trump had publicly complained that the audit was going too slowly after making unsubstantiated claims that Georgia's signature verification system was rife with fraud.
19 March 2021