Two Fulton County, Georgia, workers were fired Friday after allegations surfaced that they shredded voter registration applications over the last two week.
Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate 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,” 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 sick of Fulton County’s failures,” he added.
Two unidentified workers allegedly shredded 300 municipal election-related ballots prior to the election, Fulton County Registration & Elections Director Richard Barron announced Monday.
A preliminary investigation found employees might have checked the applications out for processing but rather than fully processing them, the employees allegedly shredded some of the forms. The duo was reported Friday morning and terminated the same day after fellow employees reported them, according to authorities… (Read more)