In the ongoing effort to determine the truth about alleged vote fraud during the 2020 presidential election, a judge in Georgia has just ruled that a portion of a lawsuit seeking the inspection of roughly 150,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County may proceed, as the Washington Examiner reports.
The lawsuit, first filed in December of last year, claims that ballot counting in Fulton County last fall was marred by impropriety as well as the tabulation of fraudulent ballots, though the county itself, as well as the county clerk and elections board sought to dismiss the action, citing the principle of sovereign immunity, according to NBC News.
However, Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero, while agreeing with the sovereign immunity argument with regard to the county, the clerk, and the board itself, also granted a request by the plaintiff/petitioner to add specific members of the election board personally to the suit.
Just last month, the nine voters who brought the case, spearheaded by lead plaintiff Garland Favorito, secured something of a win when Judge Amero required the unsealing of scanned images of 147,000 absentee ballots in Georgia’s most populous county.
According to Favorito, while it is true that much of the lawsuit was dismissed by Amero’s most recent decision, the ruling did contain a significant win, and he intends to submit a plan for inspecting those ballot images in the immediate future.
“We just want Fulton to be held responsible. We could be moving forward any time now unless they try to stall again. Fulton may make a new desperation move to postpone it,” Favorito told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Election officials in Georgia have long denied the existence of any evidence of substantial fraud during last year’s contentious election, and an independent monitor of the voting and tabulation processes used in Fulton County reportedly declared things to have been handled in a sloppy, but not fraudulent manner.
The Examiner noted that according to election observer Carter Jones, “They got it over the goal line. They made their numbers add up. Yes, the vehicle was held together by duct tape and chewing gum, but it got over the goal line,” with President Joe Biden ultimately taking the state by approximately 12,000 votes.
“Duct tape and chewing gum” is not exactly a ringing endorsement of the process used to choose the nation’s commander in chief, so kudos to Favorito for staying the course and continuing to fight for the election integrity and transparency Americans deserve.