Surveillance footage shows Georgia GOP official giving access to breached voting machines

Surveillance video from the election office in rural Coffee County, Georgia, released Tuesday shows a top local Republican Party official escorting a series of conservative activists and election skeptics into the office in January 2021, along with computer experts who copied huge amounts of voting machine data.

"The recording is the latest evidence of an effort by supporters of former President Donald Trump to take sensitive data from voting equipment manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems in several states," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The footage "offers a glimpse of the lengths Trump's allies went in service of his fraudulent election claims," The Associated Press adds, and "it further shows how access allegedly was facilitated by local officials entrusted with protecting the security of elections while raising concerns about sensitive voting technology being released into the public domain."

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