A video has gotten much attention on social media. It shows large amounts of papers being shredded near a recount location in Cobb County Georgia.
Attorney Lin Wood, who filed a lawsuit for the Trump campaign contesting the Georgia presidential results, wrote in a Twitter post, “Looks to me like they may be destroying election documents in Cobb County, GA. What do you think?”
Cobb County Elections director said in a statement that “None of these items are relevant to the election or the re-tally.” and that “Everything of consequence remains on file.”
Cobb County GOP chairman Jason Shepherd said it’s not the election director’s decision to decide what’s of consequence and what’s not.
Shepherd said he had talked to several other attorneys about putting every single county board of elections on notice to preserve everything in case of potential litigation.
The law requires corporations to store their documents for five, sometimes 10 years or more, for potential litigation. Shepherd said people should expect nothing less from the election system.