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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 04:58 PM

Photo shows poll worker in Pennsylvania, not Georgia senator

Source: Associated Press

Photo shows poll worker in Pennsylvania, not Georgia senator

By ARIJETA LAJKA
December 8, 2020

CLAIM: Photo captures Democratic Sen. Elena Parent of Atlanta counting votes.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The photo shows a woman counting ballots in Pittsburgh on Nov. 7, not Parent, according to video captured by The Associated Press. Posts making the erroneous claim compared the photo of the ballot counter with video and photos of Parent at a recent State Senate hearing examining alleged electoral fraud in Georgia. Parent confirmed to the AP that she was not in Pennsylvania at the time.

THE FACTS: This week, social media users shared a screenshot of a woman counting ballots at the Allegheny County elections warehouse and wrongly identified the poll worker as Parent. The image of the poll worker was shared on Facebook and Twitter, with posts questioning why the state senator would be involved in vote counting.

“State Senator Elena Parent of Georgia is seen here counting ballots in Pa? Not sure that’s lawful Senator…,” wrote a user on Facebook on Dec. 6. The Facebook user posted footage of the poll worker, alongside a photo of Parent from the hearing. The post had over 3,000 shares.

“Elena Parent, Democratic Senator, why are you opening ballots and in counting rooms? I didn’t know a senators job description was to work in election counting rooms?” wrote another Twitter user on Dec. 5.

The posts came on the heels of a hearing last week, where Parent, a member of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, countered claims of voting fraud in Georgia.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-9855850817

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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 05:09 PM

1. They must really be up in arms about Sen. Graham calling Goveners in other states.

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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 06:12 PM

2. you forgot the sarcasm label

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