Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory about voter fraud in the state of Georgia have been shut down by a Fox News reporter who proved the claims to be false.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claims to have new video evidence of Fulton County election workers illegally counting ballots after Republican observers left State Farm Arena, which he argues should be enough to throw out the state’s mail-in ballots.
But Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins spoke with senior source that say the allegations are “simply not true.”
“Here they produced what they allege is new evidence of surveillance camera video showing Fulton County election workers, you see here, illegally counting ballots with no supervisors present, affecting potentially 24,000 ballots,” Jenkins said.
However, election officials say they’ve investigated that same video and found nothing improper or unusual was shown.
“I just got off the phone with a senior source in the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger’s office, a Republican, who tells me that they had a designated observer at that spot all night, the entire time, and they’ve seen this video and are familiar with the claims,” Jenkins said, “and they said that they’re simply not true, the suggestion that Georgia vote counters were sent home and ballots were brought in suitcases, also not true, and that what appears is reported as suitcases are actually the normal containers that ballots are put in. That is not unusual.”
Although the hosts seemed sure that a "suitcase" video could be proof of fraud, a reporter later says this is "simply not true. … what appears to be suitcases are actually the normal containers ballots are put in" — AKA they didn't know what they were looking at. pic.twitter.com/jom0H92TWo
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 4, 2020