‘Fraud in the system’: MTG's ex-husband details 2020 election incident in Georgia
Perry Greene says election system showed him as casting ballot before he had a chance to vote. County admits error.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) ex-husband alleges there was voter fraud in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election after he and other voters were told that they had already voted, despite none of them casting their ballots.
On Wednesday, Greene posted on her account on X, the platform previously called Twitter, about how her then-husband, Perry Greene, went to cast a ballot at a polling station in the 2020 general election but was told that he had already voted absentee. However, she said, he had not requested a mail-in absentee ballot for that election. Greene also claimed the same happened to other voters in that polling station.
Greene wrote in her post that she and her then-husband told the story “and were both called liars, until we FOIA’d the documents” and could provide the documentation to prove what happened. She provided records to Just the News on Thursday.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Greene’s then-husband filed for divorce last year.
Perry Greene verified his ex-wife's account to Just the News on Friday, adding that he signed a “Cancel Ballot Affidavit” form, on which he wrote, “I did not request one!!” and was able to cast an in-person early vote ballot. Early vote ballots are called in-person absentee ballots in Georgia.
There were about three other people in line with him who experienced the same issue, he said.
Perry Greene also noted that there were some discrepancies in Floyd County during the 2020 general election, leading to the firing of the elections supervisor. One of the discrepancies was that there were 3,000 ballots for Trump in a box on the floor, he said.
While he was able to vote, he said the important question is, “what got messed up, and why was there a first vote to begin with” that he didn’t cast?
“If you didn’t vote, and someone else voted for you, then technically it’s a stolen vote,” Perry Greene said.
He also explained that he “heard from a lot of people” who experienced a similar issue with their ballot, but he “couldn’t chase them all down,” especially since it was expensive to hire an attorney just for obtaining his ballot information.
Floyd County explained that the Georgia secretary of state’s database appeared to have "an error in the system" that showed Perry Greene had voted prior to casting his ballot, according to email correspondence between his lawyer and a Floyd County attorney regarding an open records request.
Perry Greene noted that the "absentee ballot numbers" of his vote and the fraudulent ballot were just "six numbers apart," which he said was "weird, like someone in the system did it."
“There's enough there to say there's fraud in the system,” Perry Greene said. “It needs to be investigated,” such as whether it “is a one-off or how to prevent changes [like this] in 2024.”
Greene provided a screenshot of the Georgia secretary of state’s database showing that there were two ballot applications requested and accepted. The first ballot was cancelled and the second was accepted.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
In September 2022, The Valdosta Daily Times published a story on Floyd County’s elections supervisor’s response to Greene’s claims.
Pete McDonald, who was the Floyd County elections supervisor when the story was published, told the newspaper that initially, "records show Perry Greene requested a mailed ballot, which he had done in previous elections, but did not mail it or put it in a secure drop box" and that "This is the same record that would have been referred to by any poll worker who was on duty at the time Mr. Greene appeared to vote in person by early ballot.”
McDonald explained, "I was not working for the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration during the 2020 election and so I reviewed the Georgia Secretary of State’s E-Net System to see what information I could provide."
However, after reviewing records in response to a Georgia State open records request by Perry Greene’s attorney, McDonald told the newspaper that, “We did not locate any application from Mr. Greene for a by-mail absentee ballot or the standard yellow envelope provided to return a completed ballot, which would have indicated that a written absentee ballot was requested by and mailed to Mr. Greene.”
“We are unable to say why it appeared from the Secretary of State’s records that a by-mail absentee ballot was requested but we can confirm that no documents were located indicating that Mr. Greene ever requested a by-mail absentee ballot, nor that he turned one in when he voted with an in-person absentee ballot,” McDonald said.
Greene told Just the News on Thursday, “My former husband and I were both called liars when I told the story repeatedly after the election. We had to hire an attorney and FOIA the information to prove we weren’t lying. We have never heard from the Secretary of State’s office, or from the Governor or from anyone about this. Even though, Mr. McDonald’s statement proves that we are correct.
“What happened to the absentee ballot that someone turned in under Perry's name?" Greene asked. “Obviously, it remained in the final count for President. Who turned it in under Perry‘s name? Was it one of the ballots in the suitcases under the table in Fulton County? Who entered it in the SOS website? And how many other people did this happen to in the state of Georgia?
“I know there are many and heard the same complaint said widely all over the state," she added. "And is this what the Secretary of State and the Governor consider a perfect election?”
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) defended the state's 2020 election in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
"The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen," Kemp wrote in response to a Truth Social post by Trump claiming that election fraud was present in Georgia. "For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward - under oath - and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor."
Kemp’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has also denied Trump's election fraud claims.
Mike Hassinger, a public information officer with the Georgia secretary of state’s office said in a statement on Thursday, "According to our records, this is obviously a county-level error, which the county addressed publicly in their previous statements. Floyd County made many mistakes during the 2020 election which is why our office called for their director to resign."
The Floyd County elections supervisor was unable to provide a response by publishing time.