Georgia election workers fired for shredding voter registration forms ahead of local elections
Two election workers in Fulton County, Georgia, were fired after they 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, “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 shredded the forms instead of processing them, and that other employees had seen them do so. Those employees reported the shredding on Friday.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, said in a Monday statement that the Department of Justice should investigate.
Fulton County had already become a focal point for debates around election integrity in the US.
Raffensperger said: “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.”