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Surveillance video shows Georgia ‘fake voter’ escorting officers into elections office ahead of alleged data breach


Newly obtained video shows the former leader of the Coffee County Republicans escorting members of a forensic company hired by a Trump-allied lawyer to an election office in Georgia shortly before an alleged data breach in January 2021 .

The video, which was obtained by NBC News, shows Cathy Latham, the Coffee County GOP chairwoman at the time, greeting and escorting members of tech company SullivanStrickler into the office on January 7, 2021, the same day a data breach that is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The video only shows scenes from outside the office.

NBC News asked Holly Pierson, a lawyer for Latham, and Sullivan Strickler to comment.

Cathy Latham, bottom, who was then Coffee County Republican Party Chairwoman, greets a team of IT experts from data solutions company SullivanStrickler at the Douglas County, Georgia, Elections Office on January 7, 2021 .Coffee County via AP File

Latham was one of nearly a dozen Georgia ‘fake voters’ who sought to quash a subpoena to appear before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury hearing evidence in a criminal investigation into possible election interference by 2020 by former President Donald Trump and his allies.

Latham was identified as a target of Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis’ investigation after she submitted false certifications, along with 15 others, declaring Trump the winner in Georgia after losing to Joe Biden.

The Washington Post reported that Trump-allied attorney Sidney Powell hired Sullivan Strickler to copy information from the voting materials.

The GBI confirmed last month that it was assisting the Georgia Secretary of State’s office with an investigation into an alleged voter data breach in Coffee County, Willis said in a court filing last month. She added that the emails made public indicate that Powell coordinated with SullivanStrickler to obtain the Coffee County election data in early January 2021.

Additional video taken outside the county elections office shows Cyber ​​Ninjas CEO Doug Logan and cybersecurity consultant Jeff Lenberg visiting a few times later in January 2021.

Cyber ​​Ninjas, whom Arizona Republicans hired to lead a partisan review of 2020 ballots in Maricopa County, found Biden won the county by a margin greater than the official tally.



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