90 Miles From Tyranny : Georgia election workers fired, accused of destroying voting applications...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Georgia election workers fired, accused of destroying voting applications...

If one were to apply the old saying of where there’s smoke, there’s fire to Fulton County, Georgia, it’d be understandable that a person might be reaching for a phone right about now to call the fire department because the smoke is billowing in the Peach State.

President Joe Biden won the state of Georgia by less than 12,000 votes, and the most populous county in the state, Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, has fired two election workers for allegedly shredding voting applications in the past two weeks despite a state law requiring officials to preserve elections documents related to primary or general elections for 24 months after the election.

“Preliminary review suggests that employees may have checked out batches of applications for processing. Instead of fully processing them, in some instances the employees allegedly shredded some of the forms. Fellow employees reported this behavior to their supervisor on Friday morning and the employees were terminated the same day,” read a statement released by the county.

Fulton County Commissioners Chairman Robb Pitts immediately reported the incident to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for investigation.

“Elections are the most important function of our government,” Pitts said in the release. “We have committed to transparency and integrity.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said 300 municipal election-related applications were allegedly destroyed and is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate Fulton County elections. His office has already launched an investigation into the allegations.

“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. “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...

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