Fulton County fires 2 poll workers after concerns over social media posts

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Fulton County election officials fired a poll worker and her son after they expressed concerns with social media posts.

The two workers were fired about 15 minutes before the polls opened at the Ocee Library. Fulton County Elections confirmed the workers are a mother and son.

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The county’s elections interim director Nadine Williams said another worker overheard a comment made by the woman at a poll worker event. The peer also found social media posts made by the worker and reported them to the county.

“We sent that information to Secretary of State’s Office to ask if it should be under investigation for concern,” Williams said. “They also looked at the social media posts and said they agreed with the concern and that it’s our decision to remove.”


The county removed the workers until they can complete the investigation.

Williams said she could not comment on the nature of the posts, but the county “wanted to make sure the election was secure.”

“There were some things in there that were not allowed. You cannot take videos or photos in the election, so that’s what brought it to our attention,” Williams said.

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A spokeswoman confirmed that officers responded to the library after two poll workers refused to leave. When officers arrived, the two people left without any incidents. Police said there was no arrests or incident reports filed.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden talked to Laura Kronen, who said she and her 17-year-old son were the workers who were fired.

Kronen defended her posts on social media and admitted that she participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which she denied was an insurrection.

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