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Richard Barron on Fulton County elections investigation, early voting and preventing violations

Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron oversaw a tumultuous election cycle in 2020. He joined "Closer Look" Monday to discuss the recent firing of two employees accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications.
Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron oversaw a tumultuous election cycle in 2020. He joined "Closer Look" Monday to discuss the recent firing of two employees accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications.
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Fulton County election chief Richard Barron says he was shocked, disappointed and still unsure of the motive of the now two former employees accused of shredding 333 paper voter registration applications.

“I’m leaving it up to the DA, at this point, to find out what the motivation was and why it may have happened,” Barron said on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Barron told show host Rose Scott that three employees reported the alleged shredding and that he spoke to the employees, who have now been terminated due to the allegations, about the incident and they denied it and could face criminal charges.

During the conversation, Barron also discussed the steps now being taken to prevent compliance violations, early voting and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s call for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Fulton County elections.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.