Two Georgia election workers were fired on Friday for allegedly shredding voting applications.

As a result, around 300 voter applications were destroyed, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R).

Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts, who reported the misconduct to a supervisor, said: “Elections are the most important function of our government. We have committed to transparency and integrity.”

Raffensperger is now calling for the Justice Department to investigate Fulton County elections.

In a statement, the Secretary of State said: “After 20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections, Georgians are tired of waiting to see what the next embarrassing revelation will be.”

“The Department of Justice needs to take a long look at what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership disenfranchises Fulton voters through incompetence and malfeasance,” he added. “The voters of Georgia are sick of Fulton County’s failures.”

Fulton County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said it is not clear whether or not the 300 voting applications were completely lost. “Normally, processing a voter registration application involves entering them in the state system, updating them, verifying their information,” Corbbitt said. “That is the matter that’s under investigation—was that process completed.”

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