A judge will allow an election fraud lawsuit in Fulton County, Georgia, to move forward, allowing a closer look at one of the most controversial moments from the 2020 presidential election.
According to the Associated Press, “Originally filed in December, the lawsuit says there is evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper ballot counting in Fulton County.”
It added, “The county, county elections board and county courts clerk had filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit. They argued, among other things, that the the lawsuit was barred by sovereign immunity, a principle that says state and local governments and can only be sued if they agree to it.”
Superior Court Judge Brian Amero “didn’t immediately issue a ruling Monday, saying he needed time to review the issues before making a decision,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Amero had previously ordered Fulton to unseal its absentee ballots but put the ballot inspection on hold while he considered motions to dismiss the case,” it added.
Amero said after the case ended Monday, “It’s important that I have some time to review and think about it, so that’s what I’m going to do, is take it under advisement.” The decision will now move forward for further consideration.
The case follows a lengthy presidential election audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County. Other battleground states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, have also considered a similar audit.
The audit may not change the results of the 2020 election, but may have a big impact on future elections. More than 100,000 voters have already been removed from Georgia’s rolls after a review of voter eligibility.