A forensics team working for former President Trump’s associates spent hours handling voting equipment in a Georgia county elections office on Jan. 7, 2021, two months after the 2020 presidential election and the day after riots at the United States Capitol over the results.
The recordings show Trump contractors stealing data from voting machines in rural Coffee County, Georgia, while handling poll pads with sensitive voter data, according to The Washington Post and The New York Times.
According to the video, former Georgia GOP official Cathy Latham stayed at the elections office for more than four hours during the contractors’ visit.
Let’s go to the videotape: R county official says she just stopped by outside for a couple minutes as Trump team was harvesting election software; in fact there 4 hours
Video appears to undercut Trump elector’s account of alleged voting-data breach in GA https://t.co/mmunVlV27V
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) September 20, 2022
According to the reports, the footage depicting Latham at the office conversing with the forensics team contradicts her prior sworn testimony that she had stopped by the building but not gone into the office.
In 2020, Latham was a “fake elector,” one of a few state Republicans who signed a certificate shortly after the election falsely claiming that then-candidate Trump had won Georgia.
According to The Associated Press, a recent court document claims Latham helped coordinate the Trump-aligned forensics team on Jan. 7 and coached them throughout the day while they cloned the voter machines.
The film’s release coincides with a broader criminal probe into Trump and his associates’ efforts to change Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Members of SullivanStrickler, a firm apparently hired by Trump adviser Sidney Powell, were among the forensics experts who arrived in Coffee County that day. Investigators from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office are also shown in the tapes; a spokeswoman for his office told the New York Times that he had “no idea” why they were there.
After the election, Trump called Raffensperger and asked him to locate votes to overturn his loss to now-President Biden in the state.
A special grand jury in Georgia, led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, is investigating those and other efforts by the former president and his associates to contest the 2020 election.
According to a filing filed by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Latham and other 2020 phony voters were subpoenaed in July as part of the DA’s investigation.