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EXCLUSIVE: House Administration Republicans Demand Answers From Fulton County Over Allegedly Shredded Ballot Applications

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Republican Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis sent a letter Friday to the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Chairperson Cathy Woolard, demanding answers over allegations that now-fired workers shredded voter registration applications.

Davis, the ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, asked in the letter what specific changes the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections plans on making and how they plan on fixing the 300 allegedly destroyed ballots. (RELATED: Two Election Employees Fired For Allegedly Shredding Voter Applications In Georgia)

The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which mentions the two Fulton County, Georgia, workers who were fired after allegations surfaced that they shredded voter registration applications. The two unidentified workers are accused of shredding 300 municipal election-related ballots before the election, Fulton County Registration & Elections Director Richard Barron announced Monday.

“America has the best elections system in the world with multiple layers of checks and balances, but when voters hear about issues like this one in Fulton County, they become discouraged in our system and fearful their vote won’t count so it’s incredibly important to show voters that the problem has been fixed. Democrats don’t like to talk about voter confidence as an important part of increasing voter participation, but it’s critical to getting more people to vote,” Davis told the Daily Caller.

“If you think your vote won’t count, then it’s unlikely you’ll show up to the polls at all. Helping voters have confidence in our elections needs to be our top priority,” Davis added. “Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen serious issues in Fulton County and there clearly needs to be greater oversight of Georgia’s largest county. I’m glad this issue was caught and hope to hear from the county on how they plan to correct this problem.”

READ THE LETTER HERE: 

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate in a Monday statement. (RELATED: Georgia Prosecutors Investigating Alleged 2020 Election Interference)

Davis asked for a response no later than Oct. 31, 2021.