Things are starting to heat up in the Peach State.
A breaking report by Just the News has revealed that Georgia election regulators have issued four subpoenas that demand the identity of whistleblowers and other evidence regarding ballot trafficking operations during the 2020 presidential election.
The election watchdog group True the Vote last November revealed that over “242 people illegally gathered third-party ballots” during Georgia’s 2020 election cycle.
State Elections Board and the Secretary of State’s office have both requested True the Vote for details regarding the identity of ballots harvesters from the state of Georgia.
BREAKING: Georgia election regulators have issued four subpoenas demanding the identity of a John Doe whistleblower and other evidence concerning an alleged ballot trafficking operation in the 2020 election.
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.@jsolomonReports shares the latest on Georgia election integrity efforts as subpoenas have formally been issued for evidence of ballot trafficking during the 2020 election.
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Just the News broke the story:
In a major escalation, Georgia election regulators have issued four subpoenas demanding the identity of a John Doe whistleblower and other evidence concerning an alleged ballot trafficking operation in the 2020 election, Just the News has learned.
Delivered late last week to the election integrity watchdog True the Vote, its founder Catherine Engelbrecht and its researchers, the subpoenas seek evidence that backs up the group’s complaint last November alleging that as many as 242 people illegally gathered third-party ballots during the battleground state’s November 2020 election and subsequent U.S. Senate races, according to documents obtained by Just the News under a state open records request.
The evidence being sought by the State Elections Board and the Secretary of State’s office includes the names, identities and phone records of people True the Vote believes were involved in trafficking ballots. That includes the identity of a man the group said admitted he participated in the ballot trafficking scheme and was paid $10 for each ballot he collected and delivered to ballot drop boxes.
The subpoenas seek “the identity and contact information of the several individuals regarding personal knowledge, methods, and organizations involved in ballot trafficking in Georgia referenced in the Complaint and any recordings, transcripts, summaries, testimony, statements, witness interviews, notes or other documents describing what those individuals said.”
That includes the identity of the whistleblower Engelbrecht’s group interviewed and “all statements John Doe made regarding his alleged participation in ballot harvesting in Georgia.” The subpoena also sought contact information for John Doe’s mother and any evidence of whether True the Vote paid any of his medical bills.
"It (the subpoena) seeks the identities of the 'network of non-governmental organizations that worked together to facilitate a ballot trafficking scheme in Georgia' as well as any information about 10 "hubs" that… coordinated the ballot trafficking." https://t.co/lQPyEz69Pa
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AJC got the scoop too:
The State Election Board has issued subpoenas to find out whether there’s substance behind accusations of a ballot collection scheme in the 2020 election in Georgia.
The subpoenas, sent Thursday, seek evidence of allegations that unnamed organizations paid unnamed individuals $10 per absentee ballot delivered to drop boxes across metro Atlanta.
The practice of collecting multiple absentee ballots, called ballot harvesting, is illegal in Georgia, with exceptions for family members and caregivers.
The subpoenas followed a Nov. 30 complaint by True the Vote, a conservative election organization, which didn’t provide details supporting its allegations. The State Election Board voted last month to issue the subpoenas.
“They need to provide us the names of those people that they say harvested the ballots. We’re going to find out who they are and where they live, were they paid, and how much were they paid,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Saturday during a debate in Ellijay.