A source with knowledge of the investigation cautioned to CNN that the probe “does not have any implications about fraudulent or missing ballots in Fulton any more than it meant that in the other smaller, more conservative counties,” saying: “To be clear, we’re investigating a rule violation” in Fulton County.
In confirming the probe, the Georgia secretary of state’s office noted it had “announced similar investigations in Coffee, Grady, and Taylor counties a few months ago.”
“New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop box transfer documents will be investigated thoroughly, as we have with other counties that failed to follow Georgia rules and regulations regarding drop boxes. This cannot continue,” he added in another tweet.
Fulton County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez told CNN in a statement that the county “followed procedures for the collection of absentee ballots from Fulton County drop boxes.”
“We maintain a large quantity of documents and researching our files from last year to produce the ballot transfer forms,” Corbitt-Dominguez said. “We have been in communication with the Secretary of State’s office to update them of our progress on this matter.”
This story has been updated with comments from a Fulton County spokeswoman.