Time stamps and text messages debunk the idea that Fulton County had to stop counting votes for an extended period of time at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Election Day.
Fulton County claimed that a burst water pipe in the arena resulted in a four-hour delay in the counting of the votes, and that “Pipe-Gate” somewhat required extra days for the count even though none of the ballots were wet.
State Farm Arena said in its statement that the leak occurred at 6:07 am and that “within 2 hours the repairs were completed.”
But State Farm Arena didn’t tweet its statement about the incident until 9:19 p.m. ET. With President Trump in the lead in Georgia, suddenly the notoriously pro-Stacey Abrams Fulton pro-Democrat County had to stretch its vote count.
Statement regarding the tabulation of postal votes at State Farm Arena: https://t.co/nXaqdPpefk pic.twitter.com/ENXzLTposH
– State Farm Arena (@StateFarmArena) November 4, 2020
Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer has revealed that Pipe-Gate is being used by Fulton County election workers to secretly count votes without observers present.
Let me repeat. Fulton County election officials told media and our observers they were closing the State Farm Arena tabulation center at 10:30 p.m. on election night to continue counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m. .
– David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020
A request for a public record led to the revelation of a text message from Atlanta Hawks vice president of facilities Geoffrey Stiles claiming the story was overblown:
#Evidence #proves #gusting #water #pipe #Georgia #cover #secret #vote #tally