A Georgia poll worker has been forced into hiding after being falsely accused of throwing out a ballot

A Georgia poll worker has been forced into hiding after being falsely accused of throwing out a ballot
Atlanta, Georgia.Jessica McGowan / Stringer/Getty Images

Tensions are running high in the battleground state of Georgia as the vote count continues.

Fulton Election Director Rick Barron told the media that one of Fulton County's fastest workers has been forced into hiding after a video of him throwing out a piece of paper went viral online.

Per a press conference posted to NBC, Barron said that online viewers were sending the poll worker threats and accusing him of discarding a ballot.
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Barron explained that a review of the video was conducted and the paper being thrown out was not a ballot but in fact a list of instructions.

With the worker's personal information being released online, Barron said that he's had to leave his house and stay with friends. He also had to shut down his social media pages and is afraid to drive.

"He's afraid to drive his car because the information about his car and license plate is out there," Barron said.
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