More and more details are emerging that cast a shadow of doubt – at least – on the American election system and its performance during 2020’s presidential race.
A new report from the Gateway Pundit reveals that now two election workers in Fulton County, Georgia, have been dismissed after being accused of shredding hundreds of voter registration applications in recent weeks.
That is just one of the counties in Georgia where suspicious events on election night in 2020 gave rise to suspicious of fraud in the election.
In specific instances that have been alleged, workers were seen dumping backpacks full of ballots into ballot drop boxes, and other workers were seen pulling suitcases stuffed with ballots from under tables where they’d been hidden and running them through counting machines.
It’s part of a long list of allegations that together suggest there were significant events during the 2020 election count that provides reason for Americans to lack trust in the system.
Over the most recent situation in Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate.
“After 20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections, Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be,” Raffensperger said in a statement Monday. “The Department of Justice needs to take a long look at what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership disenfranchises Fulton voters through incompetence and malfeasance. The voters of Georgia are sick of Fulton County’s failures.”
The new claims against unnamed employees are just three weeks before Fulton County’s municipal elections.
“Elections are the most important function of our government,” Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts said in the release. “We have committed to transparency and integrity.”
Fox News reported that now officials will allow people who believe they are registered, but are not on election day, to cast a provisional ballot.
The Hill reported Fulton County issued a statement that the two workers may have checked out batches of applications for processing but allegedly shredded some.
They were turned in by other workers, the county said.
Raffensperger also said his own investigation will be done, too.
He noted state law requires election officials to maintain documents related to elections for 24 months after the vote.
The county already was under investigation for its elections practices after a State Election Board voted unanimously in August to create a bipartisan review panel to probe the handling of elections.