Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak testified before the Jan. 6 Committee that there was no widespread fraud during the November 3, 2020 Presidential election in Georgia.
Pak said Attorney General William Barr had called him to discuss another case. Then, Barr asked Pak if he had seen a piece of video that Presidential advisor Rudolph Giuliani had played in a Senate subcommittee the day before. That video clip purported to show a “suitcase full of ballots” in State Farm Arena in Atlanta being moved by an election worker. According to Pak, Barr said he had made a public statement about there being no widespread voter fraud, and he wanted Pak to investigate whether there was anything to Giuliani’s claim. Pak said Barr wanted the information prior to a White House meeting in case the topic were to come up.
Kelly Lofgren noted that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had investigated the matter and found no evidence of widespread voter fraud, then asked Pak what he had found.
Pak replied that the “alleged black suitcase” was actually “an official lockbox where ballots were kept safe. He stated that, at State Farm Arena, there was a misunderstanding that the count was done for the night, that the partisan observers had been sent home, and then the Secretary of State’s Office said that the count was not actually done for the night. That’s when election workers brought back the ballot containers and resumed the count.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Giuliani only showed a clip,” Pak said, that appeared to show a “smoking gun.” However, Pak continued, a “full review” of the video showed the Fulton County election workers packing up, then bringing the ballot containers back out after they were told the count had not ended for the night.
“The FBI interviewed the people in the videos who purportedly were double counting or triple counting,” Pak said. “[The FBI] determined nothing happened” and that Giuliani’s assertions were “false.”
Kelly Lofgren asked whether Bobby Christine, who succeeded Pak, had found any widespread election fraud.
“I understand he continued the investigations at the time of my departure, but found none.”
Lofgren asked, “Your view is that there was no evidence of widespread election fraud?”
“That is correct,” Pak stated.
“And I want to thank you for the service you have given to our country,” Lofgren told Pak. “We appreciate that.”