ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia Republican official who was a phony elector in 2020 has been accused of violating voting equipment at a local elections office two months after the last presidential election. He misrepresented his role, court filings show.
The late Monday filing is part of a broader lawsuit challenging the security of the state’s voting machines, drawn into another investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse his losses in Georgia. is.
According to the latest filings, Cathy Latham helped coordinate the arrival of the computer forensics team at the Coffee County elections office on January 7, 2021, welcoming them upon arrival and telling them what to copy there. Spent almost a day directing. It turned out to be “virtually every element of the voting system,” the court filing said. It directly refutes her testimony in her affidavit and her statements in court filings, the documents say.
The filing responds to Latham’s attorneys’ attempts to quash subpoenas for her personal electronic devices, including cell phones, computers and storage devices.
Latham’s attorney, Robert Cheeley, did not respond to an email seeking comment. He previously said his client did not remember all the details of the day. “I have never knowingly or never been involved in fraudulent conduct in any election,” he said, adding, “I have never acted improperly or illegally.”
Latham said in a deposition last month that she moved to Texas over the summer. rice field. Latham also falsely stated in December 2020 that Trump had won the state, and she signed a certificate declaring them to be the state’s “duly elected and qualified” electors. She was one of 16 Georgia Republicans.
In fact, Trump lost Georgia by nearly 12,000 votes to Democrat Joe Biden. , suggesting they could “find” enough votes to make Trump the winner.
The Georgia state secretary general described a copy of data from the Coffee County election system as “suspected unauthorized access.” It’s the latest in several alleged breaches of voting system data across the country related to Trump allies since his election loss.
Attorney Sydney Powell and other Trump supporters were involved in arranging copies of election equipment in Coffee County as part of a broader effort to access voting equipment in several states.Georgia Documents prepared in response to a subpoena in a long-running lawsuit over voting machines in the United States.
Latham’s “data can reveal additional details about the work performed and information obtained in a breach, what was done with the compromised software and data, and the people involved in planning and coordinating the breach.” It is highly volatile and puts voters and future elections at great risk, the filing says.
The exhibit, which accompanies Monday’s filing, juxtaposes quotes from Latham’s depositions with images pulled from security camera footage that appear to directly contradict her statements.
Latham said she went to work as a high school teacher and stopped by a campaign office that afternoon. However, the video image shows her arriving at 11:37 a.m., while the timestamps on the other images indicate she’s been there for most of the day. I didn’t see the person, I just briefly saw someone else, but the video image said otherwise.
The lawsuit involving Latham’s personal electronic device dispute was originally filed several years before the 2020 election by individual voters and the Coalition for Good Governance, an election security advocacy group. Georgia’s touchscreen voting machines are said to be unsafe and they want to replace them with handwritten ballots.
Plaintiffs identified multiple specific documents Latham was unable to produce in response to previous subpoenas, according to Monday’s filing. I’m trying to find a document that
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