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Dade County Vote

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Dade County Vote
Dade County Vote

Sheriff's Office is investigating the claim that a dead person voted in the Presidential election, as the county prepares for a recount.


The case of an alleged deceased voter in date county, georgia, whose identity was used to cast mail in ballot in the general election has drawn local and national attention.

This comes as georgia's secretary of state calls for a total vote recount.

News 12's kenan scott has more on how local officials have been dealing with the situation.

Dade county, georgia, has been getting a lot of attention in recent days.

From a full vote audit and recount in the recent presidential election, to a potential voter fraud controversy that has garnered local and national attention - officials at the local elections office have been dealt a heavy hand.

Secretary of state raffensperger's announcement comes as he faces increased pressure from president trump's reelection campaign to initiate a recount - and the alleged case of the deceased voter is now being emphasized to support the campaign's concerns over widespread voter fraud.

Carolyn hixson, a board member for the dade county board of elections, says that her team is ready for the recount, and aims to make it as painless and transparent as possible.

"well we've received all of our information today - how to set up our room, how to bring in extra workers, how to allow the public - uh, other people to come in and watch.

We will do our recount in this room and we will have teams recount poll workers who are part of our normal working group."

County executive ted rumley also commented on the controversy surrounding an alleged case of a deceased dade county man casting a ballot in the 2020 election, saying that the incident was under investigation by the sheriff's office.

"whether it's true or not we don't, i don't, i'm not gonna say yes or no but if it is true and from what i understand it's pointing toward that direction that it did happen they will trace that back to the address and you know they will investigate it, open an investigation and the people will be prosecuted.

I don't know if it's a felony i don't know what the seriousness of it is but to me its pretty serious."

The case is currently being investigated by dade county sheriff's office.

Reporting in dade county, kenan scott news 12 now.

With the announcement from georgia's secretary of state on wednesday, calling for a full recount of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election, dade county has been preparing for its recount which will begin tomorrow.

According to the county, the audit of the general election votes will start at 9 am and will continue until the process is completed.

Board of elections member carolyn hixson says she believes the process will run smoothly.

We've been ordered to start as early as we can which will be tomorrow morning, friday at 9 am, hopefully we can finish in eight hours if we don't then it'll go over until monday.

But that's pretty much all that we can do is get our votes out get our people our teams in place and just go with it.

The board also announced testing on voting equipment that will be used in the december 1st runoff election.

That will happen november 17th at the dade county administrative building.


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