Georgia Republican Party head casts new doubt on election transparency

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David Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, took to Twitter Monday to claim election officials in Fulton Country tried to pull a fast one on election night.
David Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, took to Twitter Monday to suggest election officials in Fulton Country tried to pull a fast one on election night.

Shafer said county election officials told "the media and our observers that they were shutting down the tabulation center at State Farm Arena at 10:30 p.m. on election night only to continue counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m."

He continued, "No one disputes that Fulton County elections officials falsely announced that the counting of ballots would stop at 10:30 p.m. No one disputes that Fulton County elected officials unlawfully resumed the counting of ballots after our observers left the center."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday that election officials in the state have not found any evidence of wrongdoing. The paper's report said there have been cases of "minor issues" caused by human error.

Richard Barron, the head of the Fulton County Elections, told the Journal-Constitution that he sent home just about all his workers at about 10:30 p.m. on election night. The paper said GOP observers "thought all was done for the night." But a handful of…
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