Election workers fired after shredding voter applications, Georgia officials say

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People wait in line to vote in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) – Officials in Georgia’s most populous county have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications.

A Fulton County statement says preliminary information indicates that the employees checked out batches of applications for processing.

Instead of fully processing them, they are accused of having shredded some of the forms.

Fellow employees reported the allegations to their supervisor Friday morning, and the two employees were fired that day.

The county reported the actions to the secretary of state’s office and the district attorney’s office for investigation.

The county’s election operations are already under review by the state. 

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