According to a court filing, a Republican Party official in Georgia instructed a computer forensics team to copy voting system components. At a rural elections office two months after the 2020 election. She spent nearly the entire day there, contradicting her deposition testimony.
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — According to a new court filing. A Republican Party official in Georgia instructed a computer forensics team to copy voting system components. After two months of the 2020 election. She spent nearly the entire day at a rural elections office, contradicting her sworn deposition testimony about her alleged role in the equipment breach.
A Video Depicts Unauthorized Access To Georgia Election Equipment
The late-Monday filing is part of a more significant lawsuit challenging the security of the state’s voting machines, which has been drawn into a separate investigation. That led to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his Georgia loss. The apparent breach occurred on January 7, 2021. The day after a violent attack on the United States Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to prevent the election’s certification.
Interior security camera footage from the Coffee County elections office shows. That Cathy Latham, the county Republican Party chair at the time, greeted the computer forensics team. She introduced the group to local election officials and spent nearly the entire day there. According to the filing, she also told. What the team copied turned out to be “virtually every component of the voting system.”
According to the document, the video “directly refutes Latham’s testimony in a sworn deposition. He represents in court filings.”
In response to Latham’s legal representatives’ attempt to have subpoenas for her electronic devices, such as cellphones, computers, and storage devices, quashed.
Latham’s attorney, Robert Cheeley, did not respond to an email seeking comment. H previously stated that his client does not recall all of the events of that day. However, H said that she “would not and has not knowingly been involved in any impropriety in any election.” That she “has not acted improperly or illegally.”
In a deposition last month, Latham stated that she relocated to Texas over the summer. She was the chair of the Coffee County Republican Party. Though more than 125 of Georgia’s smaller counties’ state party caucus chairs in January 2021. Latham was also one of 16 Georgia Republicans who signed a certificate in December 2020, which claims to make false claims that Trump won the state—declaring themselves “duly elected and qualified” electors.
Trump’s Efforts To Influence The Election Results
Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump by nearly 12,000 votes in Geo GIA. The investigation into Trump’s efforts to influence the election results. Includes a phone call he made to Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and fellow Republican, suggesting he could “find” just enough votes to give Trump the victory.
Fani Willis, a Democrat and the district attorney for Fulton County in charge of the investigation has informed Latham and the other phony voters that they may face criminal charges.
The Georgia secretary of state’s office described copying data from Coffee County’s election system as “alleged unauthorized access” Last month, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation requested assistance from us. It’s the latest in a string of suspected breaches of voting system data linked to Trump supporters across the country since his election defeat.
Georgia’s Voting Machines
By records produced in response to subpoenas in the protracted case lawsuit. Over Georgia’s voting machines. Attorney Sidney Powell and other Trump supporters helped set up the copying of the voting machines in Coffee County, which has 43,000 residents and voted overwhelmingly for Trump’s more considerable effort to access voting equipment in several states.
According to the filing, “Data from Latham will likely reveal additional details. The work performed and the information obtained in the breach. What do with the compromised software and data, and the people involved in planning and orchestrating the breach,” Latham putting voters and future elections at enormous risk.”
Quotes from Latham’s deposition are juxtaposed with security camera footage images that directly contradict her statements in an exhibit attached to the Monday filing.
Latham stated that she went to work as a high school teacher and briefly stopped by the election office that afternoon. However, the video image shows her arriving at 11:37 a.m. But time stamps on other photos show she was there for most of the day. She also claimed she didn’t see specific people. Only saw others for a few seconds, but the video images show otherwise.
Individual voters and the Coalition for Good Governance. An election security advocacy group filed the lawsuit that includes the dispute over Latham’s electronic devices, in the beginning, several years before the 2020 election. It claims Georgia’s touchscreen voting machines are insecure and wants them replaced with hand-marked paper ballots.
According to the Monday filing, the plaintiffs identified several Latham failed to produce documents in response to a previous subpoena. It wants a third party to make a temporary forensic copy of her devices and search for relevant documents.