QAnon-supporting Congresswoman-elect Says She's 'Certified Ballot Monitor' for Georgia Recount

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.

"President @realDonaldTrump 's recount starts tomorrow here in Georgia," Greene tweeted on Monday. "I am now a certified ballot monitor. We will be doing an audit checking signatures and doing a full recount!"

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.

"What county and which signatures will you allegedly be auditing during the machine recount of the election that does not look at signatures on absentee envelopes?" Fowler asked in response to Greene.

"And can you show where someone told you that's what you'll be doing?"

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

Signatures on mail-in ballots in Georgia were checked twice during the absentee process and were then separated from their outer envelopes, on which the signature was written, for voter privacy reasons.

There is not expected to be any signature-matching during the recount, barring the exceptional circumstances outlined above. This will be the third time Georgia has counted its votes.

Greene was elected was elected to serve Georgia's 14 congressional district on November 3. She is the first public supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory to be elected to the House of Representatives. The baseless conspiracy claims there is an international cabal of Satanist pedophiles which President Donald Trump is fighting.

Trump has falsely claimed that Georgia did not engage in proper signature-matching for the 2020 election, which he said allowed large number of fraudulent votes to be accepted. This is not true: There has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, has strongly defended the process.

Trump's legal team raised the issue of signature verification again in a statement on Saturday.

"President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature-matching and other vital safeguards. Without signature-matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted," they said.

The Georgia recount is very unlikely to change the outcome of the election in the state, and it is not clear from her tweet what role Greene will play in the process.

Georgia Republican House Candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene
Georgia Republican House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene endorses Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during a press conference in Dallas, Georgia, on October 15, 2020. Greene was been the subject of some controversy due to her support for the right-wing conspiracy group QAnon. Greene has claimed she will will be monitoring ballots during the Georgia recount. Dustin Chambers//Getty Images