A surveillance video released on Tuesday shows a Republican official in Georgia who was part of the scheme to send fake electors to overturn the 2020 election results escorting two operatives working for former president Donald Trump into the county’s election offices on the same day the voting system was breached, CNN reports.
The footage shows Cathy Latham, the former chairwoman of the Coffee County Republican Party, escorting a team of MAGA operatives into the county’s elections office on 7 January 2021, the same day that a voting system was known to be breached, the news network reported.
The two operatives, Scott Hall and Paul Maggio, have said that they gained access to a voting machine in Coffee County at the behest of Sidney Powell, one of Trump’s lawyers who became prominent in 2020 when she said “I’m going to release the Kraken” the same week the breach took place.
The FBI is now looking into the breach and it has become a point of interest for the Fulton County District Attorney’s probe into the Trump campaign’s interference in the 2020 election results.
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As noted by CNN, the alleged breach was part of a larger effort to seat fake electors in states Trump lost in 2020 and shows they were also involved in attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting machines across the country in areas that were friendly to the former president.
A lawyer representing Latham did not dispute the facts of the story and admitted she did not have the authority to “authorize anyone to do anything with the ballots” but added that she did not “participate personally in anything that the elections board and/or its employee … may have decided to do under their own authority with the ballots.”