The legal team of President Donald Trump provided video footage to a hearing of the Georgia State Legislature that seems to show election ballot-counting staff kicking out poll observers late at night on Election Day before taking out suitcases reportedly loaded with ballots.
A woman who identified herself as Jackie Pick, a lawyer who is helping with her legal case, said the team obtained video footage from the vote-tabulation center of State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia. The team said that in the polling center, GOP poll watchers were not allowed to watch the counting process.
An unexpected incident took place later in the evening at about 10 p.m., according to Pick. Identified as a blonde woman with braids, a woman ordered employees to stop counting and tell everyone to go home.
“Everyone clears out, including the Republican observers and the press, but four people stay behind and continue counting and tabulating well into the night,” Pick said. They counted unobserved until about 1 a.m.
Jackie Pick said that video footage shows Fulton County election workers waiting in their scanning areas before GOP poll watchers and reporters left the room, ostensibly without any observation, until they began “scanning ballots.” It contravenes state and county law, Pick noted.
At 11 p.m., once everyone is gone, the workers are seen “pulling ballots out from underneath a table.” She asked if it’s normal to “store suitcases of ballots under a table cloth?” Pick said after reviewing footage that it’s not a normal procedure.
It’s not clear if election workers knew they were being recorded on camera.
In addition, the lawyer alleged that the same woman with blonde hair and braids, presumably the manager, had earlier placed the table there. Where those ballots came from is not clear, and it is not clear when the suitcases of thousands of ballots were placed under the table.
Jackie Pick adds that her team first had to establish whether it was “normal to store suitcases of ballots under a table, under a tablecloth,” and after reviewing the previous footage, they established that “typically, you’re going to find ballots back in this corner,” she said pointing toward the entry of the room. “Then they get moved and circulated throughout the room.”
“This table, the black one, was placed there by the lady with the blond braids at about 8:22 a.m. in the morning. So she put that table there, so the same person who’s staying behind now, the same person clearing the place out under the pretense that we’re going to stop counting, is the same person who put the table there at 8:22 in the morning.”
Witnesses have sworn in affidavits that Trump’s team said the counting lasted until the early morning hours.
Updated: Who are vote counters providing suitcases of ballots in Georgia?
The Gateway Pundit identifies the vote counter, an African American woman with blonde hair who was wearing a purple top on the night of November 3, as Ruby Freeman, a small business owner. She was identified primarily by her shirt and purse, emblazoned with “Lady Ruby” and “LaRuby” respectively. “LaRuby” is the name of her business.
Freeman can be seen at several points in the now-infamous video. She is seen standing over others while they remove the suitcases, then remove the ballots from the suitcases, suggesting she may have been acting in a supervisory role.
National File has identified the vote counter in Georgia, who brought in suitcases full of ballots that were counted after observers were told to leave, as the daughter of Ruby Freeman.
In an October 26 Facebook live stream, Freeman said “Y’all want to know who my new supervisor is? It’s my daughter.” She added that “I just do what she say do and it’s her show baby, it’s her show.”
Freeman identified her daughter on the November 2 edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writing that she, as “Supervisor of registration,” was “giving that look to the employees.” She added, “Mommie is so proud of you.” Freeman’s daughter can be seen with long, blonde dreadlocks that are dark at the roots in the photo.
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