The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released a report on Wednesday showing 27,787 absentee ballots sent to voters by mail in the 2020 Georgia presidential election were deemed “undeliverable.”
That number is more than two times greater than 12,670 vote margin of victory for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in Georgia certified by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, on November 20, 2020, 17 days after the November 3, 2020 election. All told, 5 million votes were cast in the 2020 election in Georgia.
“In 2020, Georgia broke records for undeliverable and unaccounted-for mail ballots,” PILF said in a press statement accompanying the release of the report.
“Election officials don’t know what happened to” 217,677 of the “1.7 million absentee (mail) ballots sent to voters,” the statement noted. These 217,677 ballots were officially classified as “unknown.”
In addition, 27,287 of the 1.7 million absentee (mail) ballots were classified as “undeliverable,” while 4,804 were “returned by voters but rejected by election officials.” The statement continued:
One of the most consequential stories to come out of Georgia is how the number of mail ballots directed to faulty addresses (returned undeliverable) was greater than the ultimate difference between winning and losing 16 Electoral College votes. The state’s recent close election results make clear the vital importance of voter roll list maintenance operations the keep voter registrations accurate and up to date.