UncoverDC has written several articles to specifically address the details and implications of the bombshell True The Vote (TTV)/OPSEC investigation. We spoke at length on April 29 with the Founder of TTV, Catherine Engelbrecht and probed deeper into the timeline of events, actors involved, and the ways public officials and law enforcement have obstructed the investigation at almost every turn. This column serves to sturdy the foundation for further revelations and deep dives into the tributaries of TTV’s 2-year ongoing ballot trafficking investigation.
Subpoenas went out on April 21 in Georgia, referencing the TTV and OPSEC ballot trafficking investigation. The subpoenas requested—among other items—the identity of a whistleblower, his mother, and “any receipts, invoices, bills, or other documents evidencing any medical payments you or your contracted team of vendors made for any person you suspect participated in ballot harvesting in Georgia.” The main topic discussed in this column addresses why the request for those identities is, at once, egregious but also arguably unnecessary as a vehicle to prosecute the alleged crimes committed. Keep in mind that many were interviewed during the investigation, and TTV has purposely never made public some of the information in the referenced subpoena.
Examination of the subpoena may help contextualize the history of this investigation. However, True the Vote’s partner Gregg Phillips and his team at OPSEC have already delivered comprehensive data using geofencing technology and cell phone app data to potentially call this a multi-state RICO ballot trafficking operation—one that should almost certainly satisfy a serious state investigation without having to burn sources.
A Timeline Of The Investigation
Engelbrecht filled in the timeline of events for UncoverDC.
- November 3 – Election Day 2020
- End November/Early December, questions about the election arise. Tip from individual leads TTV/OPSEC to ballot trafficker/whistleblower.
- End November/Early December 2020, OPSEC meets with whistleblower at the Bluff in Atlanta, a crime-ridden, drug-infested neighborhood. Confesses to TTV/OPSEC team he has been paid $10 per ballot to traffic ballots and is working for an NGO. TTV/OPSEC eventually corroborates the story with other data. He ends up being one of the more prolific mules.
- December 2020 – April 2021, TTV and OPSEC begin to piece together the evidence using cellphone data and geofencing technology. They do everything they can to minimize bias, including setting specific parameters, filtering for outliers, and looking for behavior patterns. The data is anonymous but accurate.
- On January 18, 2021, the process began in Fulton County to secure run-off video footage from drop boxes. Months of delay in obtaining copies of video surveillance.
- In February 2021, requests for Cobb County surveillance footage. “Only took a few weeks to receive.”
- March 2021 requests went out for Gwinnett surveillance video. Months of delay.
- March 25, 2021, the FBI is given geofencing/cellphone data.
- Late April/May 2021 TTV/OPSEC team meets with GBI. Kemp backs out of the meeting last minute. However, Kemp is made aware of the evidence. At that time, the team hands over the geofencing, cellphone data, and documentation. No video surveillance copies are presented yet because of delays from Public Records Centers.
- May 25, 2021, Perdue asks Kemp to pursue the investigation. Kemp does nothing. The meeting was originally requested in April but was rescheduled for May.
- June 2021 Requests for copies of General Election video surveillance went out. The first copies are delivered in October 2021. TTV was told that surveillance video was missing prior to October 30, 2020. Steve Rosenberg, Open Records Custodian, “They do not exist.” (Written response, July 6, 2021.)
- June 2021, TTV files to introduce data on behalf of Georgia. The law firm was stopped by RNC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). “Kemp knows, does nothing.”
- September 25, 2021, Trump mentions the investigation at his rally in Perry, Georgia. “Kemp knows, and he does something.”
- September 30, 2021, GBI leaks its letter dismissing the evidence to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Days later, according to Engelbrecht, Kemp’s Chief of Staff began to tell contractors they “will never get contracts with the state again if they continue to cooperate with TTV.” Senator Albers disparages TTV investigation.
- October 22, 2021, Attorneys for TTV respond to rebut GBI’s ommissions. GA GOP Chairman David Shafer corroborates with his own letter to the GBI.
- November 30, 2021, two complaint letters were sent from TTV to SOS Raffensperger; one letter, an in-depth accounting of important details from the investigation, and details from the whistleblower interview.
- January 5, 2022, Raffensberger says there is credible evidence and opens an investigation.
- April 21, 2022, Georgia State BOE issues four subpoenas.
Obstruction From Kemp and GBI
The evidence found in the TTV/OPSEC investigation has been met with obstruction and sometimes active resistance. TTV and OPSEC have already sent all of the evidence to key officials in Georgia—allegedly plenty of evidence to warrant a serious look at the alleged RICO ballot trafficking crimes. The information was given to both the FBI and the GBI. Incidentally, the two bureaus colocate (COLO) and often share information.
According to Engelbrecht, in the spring of 2021, her team traveled to Georgia to meet with the GBI and the Governor’s office to present the information. Kemp was supposed to be there, but he “ghosted the meeting.” The first official response from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was a letter to TTV on September 30th, which was leaked to the press. The letter coincidentally came just after former President Trump’s mention of the investigation at a September 25th rally.
The GBI’s letter dismissed the breadth and depth of the evidence provided, stating that “the data does not rise to the level of probable cause that a crime has been committed.” The same letter also noted that the GBI was not provided “with any other kind of evidence that ties these cellphones to ballot harvesting.” False. Per TTV’s attorneys—and then confirmed by a letter to Director Reynolds of the GBI from the GA GOP chairman, David Shafer—the GBI managed to “omit” from its response corroborating information that may prove ballot trafficking occurred.
Also notable is the linked November 17th letter found on VoterGa.org from Kemp to the State Election Board members. The letter essentially stated he had only received one referral and “provided all the requested information,” indicating issues in the 2020 election. Not only had TTV/OPSEC met with his office in the spring to deliver their data, but Kemp could also have easily engaged the GBI or requested video surveillance from any number of dropbox locations had he been interested in the state of the 2020 election.
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