CLAIM: President Donald Trump is “wrong” that Georgia made checking signatures on absentee ballots “impossible.”
VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Georgia’s consent decree made checking signatures so difficult as to be practically impossible.
Georgia is undertaking a hand recount of votes in the recent presidential election, which was narrowly won in the state by former Vice President Joe Biden. But the recount is not checking signatures on absentee ballots, the Trump campaign says.
President Donald Trump and his team have objected, because checking signatures is a key safeguard against fraud.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) had made signature verification impossible for absentee ballots in a March consent decree:
The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor @BrianKempGA, at the urging of @staceyabrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were