2 Georgia election workers were fired for allegedly shredding voter registration forms ahead of local elections

A poll worker in Georgia’s Fulton County.

Two workers in Georgia’s Fulton County are suspected of shredding voter registration forms.
GA Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger slammed electoral leadership and said the DOJ must investigate.
Fulton County has already been in the spotlight as Trump supporters contested its 2020 election results.

Two election workers in Fulton County, Georgia, were fired after they allegedly shred around 300 filled-in voter registration forms ahead of local elections in November.

Richard Barron, the Fulton County registration and elections director, announced the two employee terminations on Monday.

The statement said the two employees, who were not named, “allegedly shredded a number of paper voter registration applications received within the last two weeks.”

Barron’s office said that an initial review suggested that employees may have shredded the forms instead of fully processing them, and that other employees had seen them do so. Those employees reported the alleged shredding on Friday.

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, said in a Monday statement that the Department of Justice should investigate the alleged shredding of around 300 forms.

Fulton County had already become a focal point for debates around election integrity in the US.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump have baselessly claimed that he actually won the 2020 presidential election there. Raffensperger also previously rejected Trump’s request to “find” more ballots there.

Raffensperger said in a Monday statement: “After 20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections, Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be.

“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.”

He has repeatedly called for new leadership in Fulton County’s elections.

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