特朗普竞选活动称，这一邪恶计划于 11 月 3 日午夜左右在亚特兰大州立农场竞技场展开，并被视频捕获。
视频监控片段显示，2020 年 11 月 3 日，亚特兰大州立农场竞技场的民意调查工作者使用手提箱向共和党观察员隐藏选票。
On Dec. 3, 2020, a committee of Georgia state legislators met to discuss potential changes to the state’s election system after fewer than 13,000 votes separated Democratic nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump in the presidential election. The group, formally called the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, heard numerous testimonies from people alleging crimes at polling sites.
Among those testifiers were attorneys advocating on behalf of the Trump campaign, including Rudy Giuliani. They showed the committee frames of surveillance footage supposedly showing a handful of poll workers illegally counting absentee and military ballots inside a banquet room of Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Election Day, Nov. 3, as part of a wide-ranging effort to delegitimize Biden’s win. (A Trump-requested ballot recount in Atlanta’s Fulton County concluded Dec. 4, when county elections officials certified results showing Biden the clear winner.)
The presentation by the Trump attorneys was amplified by Fox News’ Sean Hannity; The Epoch Times, a website perpetuating the Trump campaign’s baseless allegations of voter fraud by nefariously marketing itself as a news operation; The Gateway Pundit, an online hub of conspiracies, and numerous social media accounts, including Trump’s.
“Blockbuster testimony taking place right now in Georgia,” the president tweeted during the Georgia committee meeting.
“I told them not to do that,” Barron said, per the news outlet. “At about 11:15 [p.m.] they were fully scanning again, and once they were scanning, Carter Jones, the State Election Board monitor, he told me 11:42 or 11:52 [p.m.] that he arrived.”
In other words, Barron alleged that a nonpartisan, state-designated monitor was present when poll workers were scanning ballots just before and after midnight. And after that, he said, an investigator with the secretary of state’s office also monitored the ballot scanning. Barron said, per Atlanta 11Alive:
What the video shows is that they have pulled out plastic bins from underneath the desks, those are bins that they keep under their desks near the scanners. They will cut those seals that are on those, open those up and pull the ballots out.
They were still in the process of cleaning so they hadn’t sealed those ballot boxes up, so they were able to just start right back up, normal processing that occurred there.
Following the Senate committee meeting featuring Pick’s testimony about the alleged “suitcases,” Republican Georgia lawmakers announced that the state House’s Governmental Affairs Committee will hold another hearing on the state’s election system Dec. 10. “Our committee will seek any credible evidence of fraud or wrong-doing and determine what, if any, legislative action may be necessary to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box,” a statement read.
In sum, no evidence showed poll workers at the Atlanta site conspired together to hide one or more ballots from Republican observers. Additionally, elections officials said the footage did not show suitcases, but rather standard bins for transporting ballots.