Georgia’s Fulton county re-certifies election results in 3-2 vote, rejecting fraud claims of viral video

Fulton County, Georgia has recertified recount results for the presidential election.

According to 11alive “the 3-2 vote came after about an hour of discussion involving the recount process, which has been strongly criticized and documented by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.”

Fox News reported that the office of Secretary of State Raffensperger “debunked a recently surfaced video that appeared to show illegal ballot-counting without supervisors.”

Sean Hannity had covered video footage that went viral of what Trump supporters called “suspicious activity.”

Gabriel Sterling tweeted “The 90 second video of election workers at State Farm arena, purporting to show fraud was watched in its entirety (hours) by @GaSecofState investigators. Shows normal ballot processing. Here is the fact check on it.”

According to Lead Stories “Two high-level officials with the Georgia secretary of state’s office and a state elections board monitor each told Lead Stories that their investigations revealed nothing suspicious in the video. The officials said the ballots seen in the video were in regular ballot containers — not suitcases — and they had been removed from their envelopes and processed while news media and election observers for the Republican Party and Trump campaign were present.”

The report adds “the media and party observers were never told to leave because counting was over for the night, but they apparently followed workers who left once their job of opening envelopes was completed, the chief investigator for the secretary of state told Lead Stories. The observers were free to return at anytime, she said. Georgia law allows observers, but does not require them to be there for ballots to be counted, she said.”