On Tuesday (June 20), the Georgia State Election Board concluded a lengthy investigation into allegations of election fraud in 2020. The investigation revealed that the accusations against two Fulton County poll workers were baseless and lacking in evidence, leading to the dismissal of the case.
In a press release, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger explained remaining “diligent and dedicated to looking into real claims of voter fraud.”
However, he expressed being “glad the state election board finally put this issue to rest,” adding that “knowingly false allegations” against election workers have caused “tremendous harm.”
Raffensperger said, “Election workers deserve… praise for being on the front lines.”
During the 2020 presidential election, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss worked as election workers in Georgia. They gained national attention due to false social media posts that claimed they committed election fraud.
According to the investigation report, Rudy Giuliani, former President Trump’s attorney, made false allegations that Freeman and Moss were secretly scanning ballots hidden in suitcases under tables at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. He even presented video evidence to support his claims before Georgia lawmakers.
The election workers have accused Giuliani of defamation, and the case is still being heard in court. One America News Network also made untrue claims and ended up settling the case and retracting their statements on air.
During his widely-publicized call to Raffensperger in 2020, Trump brought up these accusations and even mentioned Ross 18 times. He had been recorded asking the secretary of state to locate votes for him.