Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler said Sunday that they support the president’s calls for a recount involving matching letter signatures in Georgia.
“Anything else will not be a complete and transparent recount,” Perdue said in a campaign press release. “Georgians deserve full transparency and consistency in the counting process.”
Loeffler said a short time later in a statement: “I fully support President Trump’s call for a recount in Georgia. We must match and verify the signatures for postal votes with the corresponding signatures for voter registration, investigate and verify any irregularities in the vote only the votes count; they were legally cast. “
According to Gabriel Sterling, Nationwide Voting Systems Implementation Manager in Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office, there is no signature matching during the recount. He said it was “not part of this process because it is not provided by law” and they had received no evidence that the signature matching was not properly performed in accordance with state law.
Sterling also said that parties were allowed to designate observers to follow the match of the absentee signature, but no party did so, except for only one instance in a county.
Georgia confirmed its election results on Friday.
Perdue and Loeffler face Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Georgia runoff for the US Senate.
– ABC News’ Quinn Scanlan