- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

President Trump’s campaign highlighted examples Wednesday of dead people registering to vote in Georgia, a contested swing state where presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden currently holds the lead.

The Trump campaign has alleged widespread voter fraud as the president refuses to concede the election to Mr. Biden after several media outlets on Saturday named the Democrat as the winner of the Nov. 3 election.

The president’s campaign claimed Deborah Jean Christiansen from Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta, passed away in May of 2019, yet someone registered her to vote Oct. 5, the day after the state’s deadline to register.

James Blalock from Covington had his name used to cast a ballot last week, but he had died in 2006, according to the campaign.

They say the same is true for Linda Kesler from Nicholson, who died in 2003, and also for Edward Skwiot of Trenton, though he died in 2015.



The state of Georgia is currently undergoing a hand-recount of the results. Mr. Trump trails Mr. Biden by roughly 12,000 votes in the state.

In 2016, Mr. Trump won Georgia by 5 percentage points over Hillary Clinton.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said he hasn’t found evidence substantiating claims of voter fraud but will continue to investigate.

“My office will continue to investigate each and every incidence of illegal voting. Double voting, felon voting, people voting out of state — if you report it we will investigate it. Every legal vote will count,” Mr. Raffensperger said. “We haven’t found any widespread fraud. We will investigate every single case that voters bring to us.”

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, also told The Washington Times there are thousands of dead people who were registered to vote in Nevada, another state still tabulating ballots. He estimated about 3,000.

Like in Georgia, Clark County officials in Nevada have also pushed back against claims of voter fraud.

• Gabriella Muñoz contributed to this report.

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