102 Georgia Counties are unable to produce their drop box videos, meaning that there is no surveillance for over 181 thousand ballots

In a press release, VoterGA announced that their drop box survey team determined that a massive 102 counties in Georgia are unable to produce drop box surveillance videos for November of 2020’s General Election.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

72 of these counties have admitted to VoterGA that the surveillance footage meant to monitor for ballot trafficking has been destroyed. Video monitoring is missing for 181,507 cast ballots.

In addition, 1.7 million digital ballot images have been destroyed, with admissions of destruction coming from 56 Georgia counties and at least 70 missing the majority of their images.

From VoterGA’s release:

“According to state and federal law, all elections records must be retained. In fact, federal law requires a 22-
month retention period for election records while state law requires a 24-month retention period for election
documents that are formerly considered to include videos or electronic digital files.”

When pressed on why their surveillance footage and images were destroyed, many counties blamed either the State Election Board or the Secretary of State’s offices and their instructions.


“SEB Rule 183-1-12-.13 (c) tells Elections Superintendents t\hey can overwrite memory cards containing
ballot images in conflict with state and federal law. SEB Rule 183-1-14-0.6-.14 requires drop box videos to
be retained for 30 days, which some counties falsely assumed was the only required retention period. “

VoterGA has taken action, serving a demand letter to the State Election Board seeking election transparency and compliance with state and federal laws regarding the retention period of voting records. The letter consists of the following demands under threat of legal action:

• Notify all counties to preserve 2020 election ballots until all litigation is resolved;
• Change the drop box video surveillance rule to preserve videos according to law;
• Change the memory card overwrite rule to preserve ballot images according to law;
• Seek an order to unseal all Fulton County ballots and envelopes for the 2020 election

107,000 drop boxes had improper chain of custody, surveillance footage for 181,000 ballots has been destroyed, and 1.7 million ballots’ original images have been deleted or eliminated.

Georgia’s State Election Board and many Georgia counties violated federal and state laws in order to hide the votes.

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