Security upped at Georgia vote-count site after bomb threat saying Nashville was ‘practice run’: Report


A Georgia elections warehouse in Fulton County had increased security after a Tennessee man reportedly called in a bomb threat last week ahead of the runoff election.

Fulton County Elections Director Rick Barron told Atlanta’s WSB-TV on Tuesday evening that the FBI searched the suspected caller’s home in Tennessee, but no arrest was made. He said the call alluded to the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tennessee, that injured some police officers and caused damage to the downtown area.

“The person said that the Nashville bombing was a practice run for what we would see today at one of our polling places,” Barron said.

It was also reported that police were called to the scene after some election workers and county staff were followed by and confronted while locking up ballot boxes.

Security was present at the check-in tables for poll watchers at the site, and there was a visible security presence outside the building as the votes were being tabulated.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the Fulton County Police Department and the FBI for further comment.

The Tuesday Senate runoff was closely watched as it determined control of the Senate. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff claimed victory Wednesday morning over former Republican Sen. David Perdue. Just hours earlier, Democratic Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared the winner against Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

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