(Headline USA) Additional evidence of perpetuating voter fraud in Georgia has led to the firing of two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications in the heavily Democrat majority Fulton County, according to a statement released by officials.
Preliminary information indicates that the employees checked out batches of applications for processing.
Instead of fully processing them, they are suspected of shredding some of the forms, the Fulton County statement said.
Fellow employees reported the actions to their supervisor Friday morning, and the two employees were fired that day.
The applications, potentially numbering upward of at least 300, were received in the past two weeks.
Fulton County includes most of the city of Atlanta, where voters are set to go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a new mayor, City Council members and school board members.
The deadline to register to vote in that election was Oct. 4.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement that his office has launched an investigation and he called on the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the county’s elections.
“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.
“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,” he continued. “The voters of Georgia are sick of Fulton County’s failures.”
It is unlikely that Attorney General Merrick Garland, who is currently suing the state to prevent it from closing loopholes that enabled the abuse of its voting laws during the 2020 election, will lend serious credence to Raffensperger’s request.
Some have speculated that Raffensperger himself, although elected a Republican, may have been a leftist plant due to his documented ties to Chinese investors and his eagerness to work with anti-voting-integrity activist Stacey Abrams prior to the election.
A top official in Raffensperger’s office also leaked a confidential phone call between him and then-President Donald Trump concerning Georgia’s election recounts to the Washington Post as part of a bid to discredit Trump’s allegations of fraud.
Whether the latest case, and the fired workers involved in the reported fraud, has any bearing on results from previous elections deserves further investigation.
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Georgia’s State Election Board in August appointed a review panel to investigate Fulton County’s handling of elections after receiving requests from Republican lawmakers who represent the county.
The lawmakers were using a provision of the state’s election law to start a process that could ultimately lead to a takeover of elections in the county.
Any Fulton County resident who tries to vote in an upcoming election and is found not to be registered will be able to vote using a provisional ballot, and an investigation will follow, the county statement says.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.