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Voting stickers are laid out on a table at a polling location in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Voting stickers are laid out on a desk at a polling location in Atlanta on Tuesday. (Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A mom and son had been eliminated as ballot staff in Johns Creek, Georgia, minutes earlier than polls opened this morning, after a social media publish surfaced exhibiting them attending the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol. 

“I stood up for what’s proper immediately in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I used to be tear gassed FOUR instances. I’ve pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol constructing. And my kids have had the perfect studying expertise of their lives,” one Facebook publish shared with CNN by state election officers learn. 

“I’m conscious that it occurred. That actually is a Fulton County inner challenge. They should mitigate the chance the best way they see match provided that info,” stated Gabriel Sterling, chief working officer for the Georgia Secretary of State’s workplace, when requested about it by CNN’s Erin Burnett Tuesday. 

“I believe it could have been higher in the event that they discovered earlier doubtlessly and labored with the folks, however because it was so final minute and it got here to mild so late, I go away it to Fulton County. But sure, that did occur earlier this morning,” Sterling stated. 

The social media publish is below “investigation for concern,” Nadine Williams, Fulton County interim director of registration and elections, stated at a press convention earlier on Tuesday. 

“We determined to take away them till we might full the investigation,” Williams stated. 

“We simply wish to be sure that the election is safe,” she added. 

Social media posts and a remark made throughout a ballot employee occasion was delivered to the Fulton County board’s consideration by a peer. Williams stated the secretary of state’s workplace was consulted on the matter, and the state workplace agreed that there was a priority. 

Williams stated she was not at liberty to touch upon the character of the social media publish when requested by a reporter, however she confirmed that it included a risk about election safety.

“There had been some issues in there that weren’t allowed. You can’t take movies or images within the election. That’s what introduced it to our consideration,” Williams stated. 

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