President Donald Trump said that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was unable to answer questions about boxes of ballots being wheeled out from under a table after Republican poll workers were told by Fulton County officials that vote-counting was done for the night on Nov. 3.
“I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia,” Trump wrote Sunday morning on Twitter.
The president said Raffensperger “was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out of state ‘voters,’ dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”
The Epoch Times reached out to Raffensperger’s office for comment after Trump’s tweet.
In response about an hour later, Raffensperger responded: “Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.”
Respectfully, President Trump: What you're saying is not true. The truth will come out https://t.co/ViYjTSeRcC— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) January 3, 2021
What Trump was referring to was video footage obtained by Trump’s team from the State Farm Center in Fulton County on the night of Nov. 3 and early morning hours of Nov. 4. The footage showed Fulton County election workers ostensibly telling poll observers and other workers that counting was done for the night.
I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
Fulton County officials, including spokeswoman Regina Waller, at around 11 p.m. on Nov. 3 told news outlets like Yahoo News and ABC News that counting was done for the evening. However, other Fulton County officials later said that counting occurred until at least around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, which Georgia GOP chairman David Shafer confirming that counting took place until that time. Later, Fulton County officials said that they did not specifically tell the poll observers to go home for the night, saying that the counting process was open to the public—and observers. But in December, Republican poll observers Mitchell Harrison and Michelle Branton said in sworn affidavits that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 inside an absentee ballot-counting room at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a woman shouted to everyone to stop working and return the following morning at 8:30 a.m.