Georgia Video Footage Shows Poll Workers Taking Out Suitcases of Ballots

Georgia suitcases of ballots

Lawyers shared video footage during a hearing Thursday at the Georgia state legislature that they say depicts briefcases full of ballots being counted after most election workers had been told to go home for the night.

The surveillance video was presented during a hearing of the Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, during which President Trump’s legal team presented arguments that election-official malfeasance occurred in the state during the 2020 election.

Jacki Pick, a volunteer lawyer, presented the surveillance video taken from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, that show the tabulation of ballots on Nov. 3, election night.

“At about 10,” Pick said, “there was one person working the polls who told everyone in the room to leave, on the basis that they were going to stop counting and return at 8:30 in the morning.”

The video appears to depict “four people [who] stay behind and continue counting and tabulating well into the night … unobserved, unsupervised,” until about one in the morning.

At around 11:00 pm, the footage shows workers pulling “suitcases of ballots” from underneath a table following the departure of the rest of the poll workers.

“What are these ballots doing there, separate from all the other ballots?” Pick asked during the hearing. “And why are they only counting them when the place is cleared out with no witnesses?”

The video is from the State Farm Arena in Fulton County, where absentee and military ballots were being tabulated using ballot-counting machines.

Apparently, the workers suspected of ballot-stuffing were unaware of or indifferent to the fact that State Farm Arena had security cameras on in the rooms where counting was being done. The cameras were not set up by Fulton County or state election officials; the cameras were part of the arena’s regular monitoring system. The video footage (lasting approximately 14 hours of real-time recording) was requested by the Trump campaign from the arena’s security company and was received at 1:00 am the same day as Thursday’s hearing.

Pick said that there was one big room where the votes were being tabulated, and that the footage runs from morning late into the night. She said there were two Republican field organizers who were “not permitted to observe in a meaningful way.”

These observers spent the day at State Farm Arena, starting at about 8 am, to watch the “tabulation of military and absentee ballots.” They stayed until past 10 pm that night, during which time the observers and the press stayed cordoned off to the side.

The witnesses said that the person in charge told the media and the two Republican observers at 10 pm that it was time to leave.

The GOP observers left and headed to a central tabulation center, where they happened to hear from a news crew that counting had continued at State Farm Arena, and that in fact not everyone had left. The GOP poll watchers then returned to the arena, arriving at past 1:00 am, where they witnessed people leaving.

Pick narrated the video of what went on after the dismissal of the poll observers, saying “Once the coast is clear, they are going to pull ballots out from underneath a table.” Pick showed footage in which the remaining poll watchers pulled boxes of ballots out from under tables, and began running those through the scanning tabulation machines.

Each box is roughly estimated to contain approximately 6,000 ballots. There were four boxes.

After the observers left, the remaining workers “move[d] into action and began scanning ballots.” This was done without any third-party monitoring.

During the hearing, Georgia state senator Elena Parent (Atlanta) kept interrupting to say that the Trump legal team’s allegations had been debunked. She was called out by state senator Steve Gooch (Dahlonega) who asked how the video could already have been debunked if it was the first time the officials and the news media were seeing it.

The people pulling out the suitcases of ballots have yet to be publicly identified.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has identified one of the Georgia workers involved as Ruby Freeman of LaRuby’s Unique Treasures.