Later in the night, Regina Waller, the Fulton County public affairs manager for elections, told ABC News that the election department sent the State Farm Arena absentee ballot counters home at 10:30 p.m. despite earlier intentions to complete processing Tuesday night. Some additional numbers could still come out Tuesday night, but as of now the staff will be back at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
After the coast was clear, four workers pulled boxes of ballots out from under a table where they were concealed all day.
They furiously counted the votes until 1am, completely unobserved, after telling observers and the press that counting had stopped and would resume at 8:30am (see the ABC story). This is a clear violation of Georgia law.
Yet NPR, CNN and the rest keep talking about “baseless claims”.