An audit of the 2020 presidential election is about to come to the Peach State very soon.
A judge in Georgia has just ruled that over 145,000 ballots from the 2020 presidential election will be examined.
Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ruled that the ballots must be audited in Fulton County but unfortunately he also ruled that the Fulton County election officials must be the only one’s to have possession of the ballots.
The evidence that swayed Amero’s decision came from VoterGa.org lawyers who stated that “large discrepancies (21%) between the number of ballot batches reported by the GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who certified the election, and the number of ballot batches actually provided by court-ordered access in the previous April hearing in the case”.
The State of Georgia was decided by 11,779 votes and and with 145,000 ballots being audited things are about to get interesting.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 21, 2021
FLASH: Georgia Judge Allows for Further Investigation of Fulton County Ballots After Large Discrepancies Uncovered https://t.co/oFRRiwoUAT
— The Election Wizard (@Wizard_Predicts) May 21, 2021
The Daily Wire covered the story and dropped these details:
A judge in Georgia unsealed roughly 145,000 absentee ballots from the November election for review in a Friday ruling.
The ballots must remain with Fulton County election officials throughout the audit, and the results of the review cannot impact the outcome of the November election, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said. The plaintiffs in the case accepted the terms, saying that the review is still needed after controversial behavior by Fulton County election officials last year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Friday’s decision came in a lawsuit filed by nine plaintiffs, including Garland Favorito, a Fulton county resident and self-styled election watchdog,” the Journal-Constitution reported. “It’s one of more than 30 Georgia lawsuits stemming from the November presidential election and the January runoff for U.S. Senate. Some of the lawsuits are still winding their way through the courts.”
Georgia is about to join Arizona in reviewing ballots from the 2020 presidential election—over six months after Election Day. https://t.co/VUn9kvOwci
— WNDU (@WNDU) May 22, 2021
Forbes got the scoop too:
Georgia is set to join Arizona in reviewing a massive number of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election, according to multiple reports, as legal battles continue more than six months after the final ballots were cast.
Judge Brian Amero on Friday agreed to allow more than 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots to be reviewed as part of an audit.
Amero granted the review in response to a lawsuit brought by nine plaintiffs challenging the Georgia election results.
The plaintiffs claim there was suspicious activity at a ballot-counting site in Atlanta—a claim which was also made by former President Donald Trump—but an investigation by the Georgia secretary of state’s office found no evidence of fraud.
The audit will not change the state’s election results, which were certified following multiple recounts, with all affirming President Joe Biden’s victory and finding no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
It’s not clear yet where and when the audit will take place, or what methods will be used.
On the flip side the judge also ruled that the audit wouldn’t be able to turn Georgia’s election results since it was already certified but who know if this audit shows huge discrepancies the courts might have to look at this case again and audit other counties as well.
Ballot audit set to move ahead in Fulton County, Georgia, but it won't lead to election results being overturnedhttps://t.co/7HyxTvBNLS
— Yozora Ⓥ🐾🌱 (@knammari1) May 22, 2021