The suit seeks to inspect nearly 150,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County, to move forward.
The plaintiffs in the case, nine Georgia voters, scored a victory last month when Amero ordered scanned images of 147,000 absentee ballots to be unsealed. But he placed the inspection, which would allow for high-resolution re-scans of ballots and an in-person review, on hold while considering the defendants’ motions to dismiss.
Garland Favorito, the lead plaintiff in the case, said he viewed the judge’s decision as a victory and plans to submit an inspection plan next week.
“We just want Fulton to be held responsible,” Favorito said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We could be moving forward any time now unless they try to stall again. Fulton may make a new desperation move to postpone it.” ….. more here.
BIG WIN: Georgia Judge Allows Audit to Proceed & Names Fulton County Election Officials as Defendants
By: Election Wiz, June 24, 2021:
An order handed down by a Georgia judge on Thursday named several individual members of a county elections board as defendants in an election-related lawsuit, clearing the way for an inspection of the 2020 absentee ballots in Georgia’s largest county.
Superior Court Judge Brian Amero dismissed several claims brought against governmental entities of Fulton County on sovereign immunity grounds, but he allowed the five members of Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections to be named defendants in the case. That means the audit of the mail-in ballots will proceed.
Judge Amero will have to interrupt the newly passed amendment and determine the issue of sovereign immunity.
— Election Wizard (@Wizard_Predicts) June 22, 2021
Bob Cheeley, an Atlanta-area lawyer serving as the lead attorney for two of the petitioners, told Just the News that the filing will help the complainants “get an audit and get to the truth” and that the audit will move forward following the decision.
“This is a huge victory for everyone who wants to get to the truth about the way in which Fulton County mishandled the absentee ballot count,” he said on Thursday evening.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller
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