White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made a mostly pointless pilgrimage to Cobb County, Georgia Tuesday to “get to the truth” of the signature matching audit.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Meadows showed up flanked by secret service, but wasn’t let into the room where the voter signatures from ballot envelopes are being matched to the signatures on file.
“I’m not making any allegations as much as I am trying to get to the truth,” Meadows was overheard saying to Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs.
The signature audit of the county will not change the result of the November election, much to Meadows’ boss’ chagrin, but Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has touted it as a way to restore confidence in Georgia’s elections.
Republicans including President Donald Trump and the Republican Georgia senators were gung-ho on the signature audit for a while, seeing it as a way to keep hope alive that the outcome of the Nov. 3 election was still up for debate. But they have since moved on to greener, runoff-related pastures like trying to lay the groundwork to get ballots invalidated and targeting other pieces of the election system such as drop box usage.