An election official in the Atlanta area was intimidated and was in hiding after he was accused of fraudulently dropping ballots.
The frustrated worker was seen curling up a piece of paper while processing the ballot in a viral video clip taken from the State Farm Arena live stream in Fulton County, Georgia, where the county is drawing up the board votes on Tuesday.
Georgia is an important focus of the post-election tally as it is one of the few states that has yet to be called by President Trump or former Vice President Biden. It also has two races close to the Senate will come to qualifying, possible elections to determine control of that room.
The video shows the man using the machine to separate the outside envelope from the inner envelope with the ballot paper, Fulton County Elections Supervisor Rick Barron, Atlanta Journal reported.
The clip is widely circulated on social networks with speculative comments or comments that lead viewers to believe that the worker was incited, which resulted in the worker smashing and voting.
“However, one thing you need to know is that those ballots are 8 ½ by 19 inches long,” Barron said at a press conference. “You never see him take anything out of an envelope, and that piece of paper, they’re instructions and it’s a smaller piece of paper.”
President Trump has charged election fraud without giving evidence.
Barron said Fulton County, including Atlanta, is considering providing protection to workers.
“He had to leave home and stay with friends,” Barron said. “He was afraid of driving his car, because the information about his car and his license plate was already there.”