Who Exactly is Misty Hampton?
Misty Hampton, also known as Emily Misty Hayes, the former Coffee County, Georgia election supervisor, is alleged to have aided in a plot to tamper with voting machines following the 2020 election. In August 2023, Hampton was indicted on 11 felony charges including violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, conspiracy to defraud the state, and conspiracy to commit election fraud. She is accused of aiding third-party data collectors in accessing the Coffee County server and voting machines to copy data and voting software.
Misty Hampton, 2020 Elections Supervisor, Indicted
Misty Hampton, also known as Emily Misty Hayes, a former election supervisor for Coffee County, Georgia, is one of 19 figures indicted for interfering with the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. She is alleged to have participated in a scheme to tamper with Coffee County voting machines as part of the Fulton grand jury investigation.
Hampton resigned from her position in February 2021 following accusations of falsifying her timesheets. She then worked temporarily for Treutlen County, GA, who claimed they were unaware of her alleged involvement in the Coffee County voting machine breach. State investigators later confiscated some of Treutlen County’s election equipment due to Hampton’s history of tampering with voting machines.
Hampton was indicted in August 2023 in Fulton County, GA, on 11 felony charges relating to her involvement in the scheme to tamper with the Coffee County voting machines. These charges include:
- Violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act,
- Conspiracy to defraud the state,
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, and
- Conspiracy to commit computer theft and computer trespass.
Security camera footage shows Hampton’s presence during a security breach in the Coffee County elections office. Hampton refused to cooperate with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents without an immunity deal and also discussed the breaches in code in text messages.
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