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Trumpie “election official” in Georgia caught in another lie
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 20, 2022 09:48AM
You may remember Cathy Latham; former Republican party executive committee member, fake Trump elector in Georgia, and general looney who is in deep trouble for letting fellow Trump minions into the Coffee County elections office to spend a day messing with the voting machines and copying data from them:

In court, she testified that, heck,


…she briefly stopped by the office in Coffee County that afternoon. She said she stayed in the foyer and spoke with a junior official about an unrelated matter at the front desk.

“I didn’t go into the office,” Latham said, according to a transcript of her deposition filed in court. She said she had seen in passing a pro-Trump businessman who was working with the experts. She said they chatted for “five minutes at most” — she could not remember the topic — and she left soon after for an early dinner with her husband.

One problem: more video.


Surveillance video footage reviewed by The Washington Post shows that Latham visited the elections office twice that day, staying for more than four hours in total. She greeted the businessman, Scott Hall, when he arrived and led him into a back area to meet the experts and local officials, the video shows. Over the course of the day, it shows, she moved in and out of an area where the experts from the [Trumpie] data forensics firm, SullivanStrickler, were working, a part of that building that was not visible to the surveillance camera.

Basically, she did everything except take a selfie with them.


She took a selfie with one of the forensics experts before heading out at 6:19 p.m.

Oops. My bad.

Say her lawyers:


“Failing to accurately remember the details of events from almost two years ago is not lying.”

..but obviously BS’ing in a sworn court deposition? Well, opinions differ, y’know?


Her attorneys Robert D. Cheeley and Holly A. Pierson wrote in a court filing last week that the alleged security breach was “actually less of a breach or criminal undertaking and more of a permissible exercise of the County Elections Board’s authority.”

They wrote that “the parties involved plainly believed that they had the authority to authorize it* and the authority to do it, and that belief seems to be at least reasonable and likely accurate, which negates any possible criminal intent.”

See? In Trumpworld, if you believe you have the authority to shoot someone on 5th avenue, that negates any possible criminal intent.

But you should probably lie about it repeatedly in court, just in case.


* PS- Although Latham identified herself as an “election official” to the Trumpie crew,


A lawyer for Latham said something must have been taken out of context or misunderstood because Latham has never been a Coffee County election official and did not hold herself out as one.

She just, y’know, lets Trumpie hackers into the county elections office and stays for hours while they mess around with voting machines, like any deeply concerned citizen would do.

And then totally forgets she did any such thing.
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Re: Trumpie “election official” in Georgia caught in another lie
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 20, 2022 09:56AM
If the MAGA crowd are not prosecuted for perjury, they will continue to do it.
They need to be taught that actions have consequences.
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Re: Trumpie “election official” in Georgia caught in another lie
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 20, 2022 10:09AM
A few more details from the NYT (gifted link):


One such incident took place on Jan. 7 of last year, the day after supporters of Mr. Trump stormed the Capitol, when a small team traveled to rural Coffee County, Ga.

The group included members of an Atlanta-based firm called SullivanStrickler, which had been hired by Sidney Powell, a lawyer advising Mr. Trump who is also a conspiracy theorist.

“We are on our way to Coffee County, Ga., to collect what we can from the election/voting machines and systems,” one of the company’s executives, Paul Maggio, wrote Ms. Powell on that January morning. Weeks later, Scott Hall, an Atlanta-area Trump supporter and bail bondsman who also traveled to Coffee County, said “we scanned every freaking ballot” in a recorded phone conversation.

…The new videos show members of the team inside an office handling the county’s poll pads, which contain sensitive voter data.

That’s Latham (again!) on the left.

The plaintiffs in this case…


…assailed what they called “the persistent refusal of Latham and her counsel to be straight with this court about the facts.” They accused her of downplaying her involvement with the Trump team when “she literally directed them on what to collect in the office.

Apparently, people from Brad Raffensberger’s office were there too, although they too seem to be suffering memory problems:


Mr. Hassinger said the secretary of state’s office had “no idea” why its investigators were at the elections office in Coffee County in early January.

…and finally, lawyers from SullivanStrickler, which was hired by Sidney Powell to hack the election machines, have said…


…it was “categorically false” that it was part of an effort that “illegally ‘breached’ servers” or other voting equipment, but that “with the benefit of hindsight, and knowing everything they know now, they would not take on any further work of this kind.”

First, we didn’t do it, and secondly, we promise to never do it again.
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Re: Trumpie “election official” in Georgia caught in another lie
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 20, 2022 10:29AM
It is like roaches scurrying for cover when you flip a light on.

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias

The German word for contraceptive is “Schwangerschaftsverhütungsmittel”. By the time you finished saying that, it’s too late
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Re: Trumpie “election official” in Georgia caught in another lie
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 20, 2022 07:08PM
It is like roaches scurrying for cover when you flip a light on.

Except roaches have actual credibility as they scurry.

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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