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Technology Consultants who looking for evidence that Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat was rigged made multiple visits to district elections office in rural Georgia in weeks after the expected post- disruption of elections of vote equipment here is the topic of a criminal the study.

Surveillance video reviewed by The Washington Post shows that consultants Doug Logan and Jeffrey Lenberg, made two visits in January 2021 before elections office in Coffee County, about 200 miles south of Atlanta. Lenberg made five more visits on his own. Two men are under investigation for individual alleged violations of vote machines in Michigan.

frames also shows what previously in January, Cathy Latham, teacher and later chairman of The County Republican Party cheered group of outside data forensics experts when they arrived at the polls office shortly before noon on day of alleged violation. Latham said in affidavit that she taught full day of school that day and went to the polls office shortly after graduation. She was one of 16 Republicans who signed certificates declaring Trump legal winner of 2020 elections under of the “fake voter” scheme is currently being investigated by federal and state authorities. prosecutors.

new video adds to the picture of alleged violation in County Coffee on January 7, 2021, and reveals for in first the time of Logan and Lenberg’s later visits. it also gives additional guidance of Communication between various attempts to cancel elections, including what once appeared to be scattered attempts access and copy the selections system data in commemoration of Trump’s loss.

Experts expressed concern that such efforts could reveal details of equipment for voting systems and software which are designed to be tightly controlled, potentially helping hackers who may seek to change results of a future elections. Data copied from electoral systems in published in other states online. Georgian government officials and voting-machine manufacturers downplay risk by pointing to security features they say protect systems from unauthorized access.

It is reported by The Post. last month that a data forensics firm hired by Trump supporter lawyer Sidney Powell copied software and data from Dominion Voting Systems machines used by Coffee County. Georgia Bureau of The investigators said they were investigating the matter.

Details of The Coffee County Incident came to light largely because of squall of Summons and testimony of plaintiffs in lengthy federal lawsuit against Georgian authorities over security of state elections. Emails and other records obtained from the Atlanta crime firm SullivanStrickler showed that the coffee episode was part of a of coordinated multilateral efforts to access vote equipment in hunting for evidence that the elections were rigged.

Plaintiffs, including several voters from Georgia and the non-profit organization Coalition for Good management, received new CCTV in response to the subpoena to the county authorities and provided it to The Post.

Video recordings from surveillance cameras shows only appearance of in the office entrance area and it’s not clear what consultants Logan and Lenberg were doing inside.

Latham “did not want and was not consciously involved in in any obscenity in any election,” said Robert D. Chili, her lawyer. in The Post statement. She “did not allow and did not participate in any efforts to scan ballots, computer visualization or any similar activity in County Coffee in January 2021”.

Logan and Lenberg did not respond to search reports. comment for this report.

David Cross, lawyer who presents some of plaintiffs in civil case, said the additional visits raised questions about why two men returned. “The biggest concern we have is future elections,” said Cross, whose clients are pushing for Georgian authorities to replace state ballot labeling machines with hand-marked paper ballots.

Logan and Lenberg played the roles in multi-state persecution of vote machines Trump supporters. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) asked for a special the prosecutor decides to initiate a criminal case against them and others for allegedly in conspiracy to illegally access elections equipment in there are three districts last year. Logan and Lenberg also testified as expert witnesses in a post- electoral lawsuit in Antrim County, Michigan, after the judge sentenced Sullivan Strickler. access to Dominion voting systems machines there.

SullivanStrickler has previously said he will be “fully cooperative”. with investigators investigating the Coffee County case and sure it didn’t do anything wrong. The firm said it acted in good faith and on instructions from licensed attorneys.

Sullivan Strickler declined to comment for this is story beyond original statement.

new surveillance footage shows three SullivanStrickler employees arrive for the Coffee election office at 11:42 on January 7. Latham arrived five minutes early, footage shows. She greeted Sullivan Strickler. team and led them inside. Shortly before 13:00 fourth employee came from the company.

Coffee County GOP Chair Kathy Latham is visible. in CCTV with three employees of Sullivan Strickler is on the county headquarters. (Video: Washington Post)

In her testimony last month taken by plaintiffs in a longstanding civil case, Latham said she recalled going to the polls in Coffee County. office for “just a few minutes” that day, arriving sometime after 3:48 p.m. when she received a message from Misty Hampton, the county’s election observer at the time, saying, “Coming great already.”

During the deposition, they asked if it was possible for she should go to the polls office during work hours Latham replied: “I mean, I taught full I didn’t have a planning period, so I can’t remember.”

Entries submitted in Civil case last a week also show what a lawyer for Sullivan Strickler described Latham as “the main point of contact in coordination and facilitation of the company’s activities work in coffee district.

frames shows Latham is included in building until noon, and then left at 13:26. She returned minutes after Hampton’s 3:48 pm message, and finally left after 6:00 pm. shows. building It has side door not shown in frames.

“Although Mrs. Latham does not pretend to remember the details of everything that happened on this particular date more how year and half ago, she remembers going to the election commission after teaching at the school. on January 7, 2021 for review in on some voter review panel from the second round of the election, and she testified truthfully about these facts,” Chili, her lawyer, told The Post.

Sullivan Strickler team left in building at 19:43, more than two and half hours after officex regular closing time, frames shows. Hampton immediately followed him.

The data obtained by Sullivan Strickler from Coffee County included copies of of almost every component of county vote system, including the central tabulation server, according to the inventory obtained by the plaintiffs through discovery. The firm billed Powell for $26,000. for in the days of workaccount shows.

Hampton previously told The Post that she allowed team of strangers in it office after 2020 vote so they can prove “that these elections were not held true and right.”

Hampton and lawyers for Coffee County did not respond to search reports comment.

new surveillance footage shows what on January 18, 11 days after Sullivan Strickler completed work in Coffee County, Logan and Lenberg arrive at the polls office with Hampton at 4:20 pm

Logan, 42, was the chief executive of security firm Cyber ​​Ninjas hired by Republican state lawmakers in Arizona for hunting for fraud in 2020 vote there. firms review found Trump lost to Joe Biden in Arizona by an even wider margin than certified result. logan, of Sarasota, Florida announced before that year that he closed the company.

Lenberg, 66, lives in Tijeras, New Mexico, formerly worked in technical roles in private laboratory for National Nuclear Security Administration. Summary for Lenberg filed in Antrim’s court case stated that he had a high security clearance and that his past work included “development of ways to break in (if possible) to what were considered secure systems.”

When the couple arrived to vote in Coffee County office, both carrying backpacks, while Lenberg brought snacks and energy drinks. Hampton and two consultants were recorded leaving the premises. building almost four hours after. Logan and Lenberg are back for the election office shortly before 9 am next morning, footage shows and came out after 18:00

Two tech consultants Jeffrey Lenberg and Doug Logan arrived at the Coffee County campaign headquarters. on January 17, 2021 (Video: The Washington Post)

Six days later, on January 25, Lenberg was again recorded arrival at the elections office. He left almost three hours then returned for shorter visits on each of next four days video shows. On the one occasion, he carried box for ring light system usually used to illuminate objects of video recordings.

Lenberg was part of elections review team in New Mexico that last month published a report with a picture of what he called “a system Log from Dominion machine in Georgia”. AT public hearing of The Otero County Commission earlier in the year, Lehnberg said he received “data from multiple counties.” in Georgia and what met with Hampton of coffee district.

It is reported by The Post. computer logs received by plaintiffs, report in Logan’s name got access to Coffee County data. on Sullivan Strickler File Sharing system.

In the spring of 2021, after Hampton retired, Logan business card was found on her desk by her successor, James Barnes. Barnes sent a copy of in card to secretary of state office expressing alarm in light of in fact that the Department of Justice expressed concern about the vote review led by cyber ninja in Arizona, according to an email received by The Post. Investigator in in secretary of states office was sent to follow up with county officials and “verify that if any cyber ninja contacts had with any election equipment”, emails show. Barnes said in sworn testimony that government officials never contacted him.

Cross, lawyer for plaintiffs, state authorities said at the time should contacted district officials for CCTV footage to determine who was in in office and when. “They would have year and half before the big midterm elections to figure it out out,” he said.

representative for Secretary of Staff Brad Raffensperger (right) does not directly answer The Post’s questions about the agency’s response to Barnes’ concerns, or say whether the agency asked for security-camera footage of that time. Raffensperger publicly stated that after the election, his staff devoted time to studying every clue. of alleged electoral fraud. Raffensperger office told the court that he had launched an investigation into the Coffee County case. in February of this is the year when charges of violation first became issue in protracted litigation. Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it works with Raffensperger office and opened criminal case on August 15.

“We will spend everything who acted in bad faith and broke the law to be held accountable,” said Gabriel Sterling, interim deputy secretary of state.

new court records show that local elections board official Eric Cheney acknowledged in affidavit last the month he was also in the Coffee County election office on On January 7, 2021, Cheney previously told The Post that, to the best of his knowledge, he was not present when anyone “illegally accessed” the Coffee County server.

In the same testimony, Cheney answered questions about attempts to copy Dominion Voting. equipment invoking their right to the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-accusation. Video footage shows that Cheney came to the polls office shortly before 11 a.m. on the same day and left shortly before 8 pm

Cheney and his lawyer did not respond to messages asking comment.

Matthew Brown, Amy Gardner and Peter Stevenson contributed to this report.

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