December 4, 2022

Two Georgian workers have been fired for allegedly cutting off voting applications

Two workers Fulton County, Georgia They were fired after being accused of tampering with hundreds of voter registration applications, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Rafenzberger has called for a U.S. judicial inquiry.

“After 20 years of documented defeat in the Fulton County elections, Georgians are waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be.” Rafensberger said in a statement on Monday. “The judiciary needs to see for a long time what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership is depriving Fulton voters of their rights through incompetence and abuse. Georgia’s voters are sickened by Fulton County’s failures.”

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A statement from Richard Barron, director of the Bulton County Registration and Elections, said two unidentified employees had been accused of shredding collections of applications received by the county instead of processing them properly.

The allegations came three weeks before Fulton County residents went to the polls Municipal electionAll of the shredded applications were received in the last two weeks.

Two workers were notified by co-workers on Friday and fired that day.

“Elections are the most important function of our government,” Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts said in a statement. “We are committed to transparency and integrity.”

In addition to calls for a federal investigation, Rafenzberger said the secretary of state had already begun an investigation into the incident.

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The Secretary of State said the review could lead to a “change of leadership in Fulton County elections” under Georgia’s new Electoral Integrity Act.

Those who believe their registration may have been affected by the incident and those who were not registered on election day will be allowed to cast their ballots, while attempts will be made to determine which voters were affected.