Georgia Superior Court Judge Shocks Fulton County Officials, May Unseal Ballots To Determine ‘Possible Wrongdoing’
Voting integrity advocate Garland Favorito scored a major victory in court.
A Georgia judge is considering to unseal Fulton County’s absentee ballots to examine if any fraud occurred during the November general election.
Favorito filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court claiming that fraudulent ballots were counted and other irregularities occurred at the State Farm Arena on November 3.
A Georgia Secretary of State investigation dismissed those claims however, they are also caught up in the fake news scandal with the Washington Post. Now, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero, who is overseeing the case, has let on that he might order the absentee ballots to be unsealed and reviewed by a team hired by Favorito, co-funder of the Voter GA group.
Amero said during the hearing that he is examining a plan to maintain security of the ballots if he rules in favor of the audit.
“We want to do this in such a way that dispels rumors and disinformation and sheds light,” Amero said at the hearing. “The devil’s in the details.”
State law requires ballots be sealed and kept at the Fulton County Superior Court Clerk’s Office. According to data from the office there are 822,600 active voters in the county.
In the weeks after the election Fulton County was always of great concern to then President Trump.
“Fulton County has never been properly audited for vote or signature verification. They only looked at areas of the State where there most likely would be a few problems,” he said.
The judge also said that he will impose a protective order that would prohibit Favorito’s team from disclosing their results without the permission from the court. Amero hinted that he will appoint a special master to oversee the analysis and that the review could begin in April.
“I can’t sign an order until such time as I’m satisfied that the manner and method (of review) proposed by the petitioners is reasonable,” the judge said.
Georgians deserve to have confidence that their voice—and their vote—is heard.
That’s why @GreaterGeorgia fully supports the move to investigate absentee ballots from the 2020 election in Fulton County.
We must restore transparency and integrity in our electoral process. pic.twitter.com/pdDci8O0Ip
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) March 16, 2021