Why were election workers in Georgia fired?
Hundreds of voter registration forms appear to be missing three weeks before local elections.
In connection with the missing forms, two election workers in Fulton County, Georgia were recently fired.
Two election workers were fired from their jobs in Fulton County, Georgia, on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Hundreds of voter registration applications were shredded, according to reports received by the US Department of Justice over the weekend.
Two workers are suspected of shredding applications received in the last two weeks instead of properly processing them.
In a news statement issued on Monday, October 11, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger declared that Georgia voters are tired of Fulton County’s failures.
“Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be after 20 years of confirmed failure in Fulton County elections.
“The Department of Justice should look into what Fulton County is doing and how its leadership is disenfranchising Fulton voters via ineptitude and malfeasance,” he said.
On Friday, two coworkers allegedly reported the two workers for shredding documents, and the individuals were fired hours later.
Within the following three weeks, municipal elections will be held, with early voting beginning on October 12.
Fulton County, which encompasses the majority of Atlanta, is Georgia’s most populous county.
Long lineups, delayed results, bad administration, and administrative blunders have all been reported in the Democratic county, which has a history of tumultuous elections.
The State Election Board created a nonpartisan council to evaluate Fulton County’s election management on August 18, 2021.
“”When it comes to running elections, Fulton County has a long history of mismanagement, incompetence, and a lack of transparency—including during the 2020 election,” said Cody Hall, a spokesman for Republican Governor Brian Kemp.
This, paired with an inquiry into the recent fire of two staffers for allegedly shredding voter registration applications, might lead to the replacement of Fulton County’s election leadership.
A municipal election is a vote held on a local level.
Local elections are held all around the world to elect officials to local government positions.
Municipal elections are held in a certain region or state rather than nationally or internationally.
In a municipal election, you can vote for the mayor, the city or town council, the school board, the judge of elections, and the county commissioner.
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