Election integrity is the #1 issue in the eyes of millions of American citizens. It became even more of an issue after the 2020 election.
And as time goes on, more problems involving local election workers continue to pop up.
The latest involves two workers — and both are now fired.
For several years now, we’ve heard reports of election workers and volunteers breaking rules in order to serve a particular political party.
And two workers in Fulton County, Georgia just lost their jobs due to such accusations.
They were accused of shredding hundreds of voter registration applications, which is of course a serious infraction that requires action.
And this scandal isn’t going over well with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
As he said in a statement (from Fox News):
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.
The accusation was clear:
The two workers allegedly took hundreds of applications and instead of processing them, they simply destroyed the applications.
These accusations came down just three weeks before Fulton County was set to vote in municipal elections.
Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts said that they fully intend to clean things up:
Elections are the most important function of our government.
We have committed to transparency and integrity.
Currently, though, Raffensperger wants an investigation, and that probe could lead to more significant changes.
Depending on how the investigation progresses, it “could lead to a replacement of the leadership of Fulton County’s elections.”
Of course, the shredded applications are still gone.
That’s why if citizens believe their registration was destroyed, they’ll be allowed to cast a provisional ballot on election day.
This report just throws more fire in the election integrity debate, and proves that there are still serious issues within the system.