Republican Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene has said she will be taking part in ballot monitoring for Georgia’s recount and that this will include checking signatures on absentee ballots.
However, the recount—set to begin on Tuesday—will be a machine re-tally and will not examine signatures unless there is a court order or “a specific investigatory reason”, according to Politico.
Stephen Fowler, a journalist covering politics for GPB News, Georgia’s NPR and PBS station, noted that Greene’s claim did not appear to make sense.
President @realDonaldTrump’s recount starts tomorrow here in Georgia.
I am now a certified ballot monitor.
We will be doing an audit checking signatures and doing a full recount!
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 24, 2020
The Member below is wrong. There are no signatures on ballots. Signatures were on envelopes, which were separated from ballots because in America voters don’t disclose who they vote for. There are no signatures for her to verify.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 24, 2020