Ga. election official sure illegal votes were cast

Georgia's voting system implementation manager Gabriel Sterling called elections "imperfect," saying Monday officials will find that people voted illegally. He blamed human error – not the machines – and added results should not be affected. (Nov. 9)

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GABRIEL STERLING: We are going to find that people did illegally vote. That's going to happen. They're going to be double voters. There are going to be people who shouldn't did not have the qualifications of a registered voter to vote in the state. That will be found. Is it 10,353? Unlikely. But every election, as I've said, I think every day at this podium, is imperfect. The issue now is, with margins-- we are the winner for the closest in the country at 0.2%. When the margins are this tight, every little thing matters.

We understand that there is one side of this country that is feeling it. They're ecstatic. They're in the streets partying. I guess COVID's over. So, then you have the other side, which are extremely upset. They're angry. They, in their heart of hearts, know in their gut that something terrible happened, and their guy lost, and it's not fair. And when you're this close, and the emotions run this high, it's understandable. And the president, to a strong degree, has a responsibility to the 72 million people or so who voted for him to say, I'm going to go through all the legal means to make sure your vote's defended. We understand that.