Latest footage shows Cathy Latham, a GOP county official who’s under investigation for posing as a fake elector for Donald Trump, accompanying two operatives working for a Trump lawyer and entering Coffee County’s elections office on Jan. 7, 2021 — the identical day a voting machine was breached there.
The existence of the video was reported by CNN and The Washington Post.
The video shows the Trump campaign’s efforts to unearth evidence of voter fraud because it sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The 2 operatives seen within the video, Scott Hall and Paul Maggio, have admitted they accessed a voting machine within the county on the request of Sidney Powell, considered one of Trump’s lawyers, in keeping with CNN.
Latham has previously testified she made only a temporary appearance on the elections office after teaching a full day at college, in keeping with The Post.
But court documents cited by CNN revealed Latham was involved in planning for a visit by a team led by Maggio. Latham is the topic of two probes: The Fulton County district attorney’s investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election end in Georgia, and a Justice Department one taking a look at the fake electors scheme, by which 16 Republicans signed certificates declaring Trump the rightful winner of the 2020 election.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, is trying to hear from Powell too, in keeping with The Associated Press. In her petition in search of Powell’s testimony, Willis said the Trump lawyer was involved in “exploring options to influence the outcomes of the November 2020 elections in Georgia and elsewhere.”
Maggio wrote to Powell on Jan. 7, 2021, to let her know they were headed to Coffee County “to gather what we will from the Election/Voting machines and systems,” in keeping with the AP.
Maggio followed up with Powell the subsequent day to say “every little thing went easily” with their data collection, which reportedly included photos of an election management system server, the AP said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has also launched a probe into this case.
The Post also obtained video from January 2021 showing Doug Logan and Jeffrey Lenberg of the Cyber Ninjas security company visiting the elections office twice, with Lenberg returning five times on his own. The 2 are the topic of one other probe into alleged voting machine interference in Michigan.
Trump won Coffee County by 40 percentage points in 2020.