An apparent break-in occurred at the ballot-holding warehouse where the ballots for the pending Fulton County, Georgia audit were housed. According to reports, security guards hired by Fulton County left the facility. About 20 minutes later, the facility’s alarm was set off. A security detail hired by the plaintiffs’ attorney, Bob Cheeley, relayed to reporters that the facility door was wide open.
The audit concerns over 145,000 ballots from the presidential election. President Joe Biden won Georgia with just over 12,600 votes.
“This is a picture is [sic] that the attorney provided of the door left open at the supposedly secure building were [sic] the ballots are being kept,” wrote Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson.
This is a picture is that the attorney provided of the door left open at the supposedly secure building were the ballots are being kept. pic.twitter.com/jfqJ2zkdtt
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) May 30, 2021
Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Bruce Ferguson confirmed in an email that two Fulton County deputies were assigned to the warehouse, and had left briefly before the alarm went off. According to the email, the alarm went off a week earlier as well – though security reportedly didn’t find anything amiss at the time.
The email in full is reproduced below:
On Saturday 05/22/21 Deputy Chris Ernst and James Little were working a detail at 1365 English Street. The alarm went off mid day [sic]. The building was checked and everything appeared secure. Today (5/29/21) at 430 pm, I received a call from Deputy Lewis Fredenburg. Deputy Fredenburg advised me that the alarm was activated. Deputy Fredenburg and Lt. Terrance Dukes checked the building and found that the front door was unlocked. They cleared inside the building and closed the door back, but weren’t able to lock the door because a key was needed. Two Fulton County deputies had been in the parking lot during the day, but had left the parking lot approximately 20 minutes prior to the alarm going off.
Two Fulton County deputies who were assigned to watch the secure building where the ballots were being kept appear to have the left the building 20 minutes before the alarm went off. pic.twitter.com/5B9Ej5nyul
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) May 31, 2021
Former President Donald Trump issued a press release about the apparent break-in. Trump inferred that the ballots within the facility would help reveal massive election fraud from the 2020 election.
Great work is being done in Georgia revealing the Election Fraud of the 2020 Presidential Election. But we must not allow ANYONE to compromise these ballots by leaving the building unsecured, which was done late Friday. Republicans and Patriots must protect this site and the Absentee Ballots. The Left talks about election security but they do not practice what they preach because they are afraid of what might be found. Fulton County Leadership – do the right thing and protect the ballots. Our Country is at stake!
According to Real America’s Voice reporter Heather Mullins, three sheriff’s officers and a K-9 unit were guarding the facility as of last Friday.
FULTON COUNTY, GA!:
Alarms at facility storing the ballots went off yesterday. Confirmed by plaintiffs in audit case.
I was on the ground Friday evening at the facility for @RealAmVoice & it was guarded by 3 sheriffs officers & K-9 unit.
Story unfolding! pic.twitter.com/EQFhB1z8Ax
— Heather Mullins – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) (@TalkMullins) May 30, 2021
The potential break-in occurred several days after Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero postponed examination of the ballots. A little over a week before, Amero had granted ballot access for an audit. The petitioners in the case are from the election integrity group, Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results in Georgia (VoterGA).
VoterGA founder Garland Favorito told reporters that the postponement was good news, initially. He said that they would use the extra time to fine-tune their inspection plan.
The court granted access, in spite of petitions from Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to prohibit the audit.
VoterGA based their request for an audit on the sworn affidavits of four senior poll managers and two audit monitors overseeing the post-election hand count audit. The senior poll managers claimed that the mail-in ballots lacked folding creases and weren’t printed on normal ballot stock. The audit monitors concurred that they had similar observations.
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