Fulton County is the latest battleground in the effort to investigate the 2020 presidential election.
A new audit reveals that top election officials in Fulton County don’t even know how many absentee ballots were printed.
Wouldn’t you expect the county to know all the numbers about the election?
Shouldn’t they know the number of eligible voters, registered voters, and those who actually voted?
If they are providing absentee ballots to their citizens, shouldn’t they be keeping track of who is getting the ballot?
To ensure that only legal voters are casting their ballot?
This seems like common sense.
Yet as the audit puts Fulton County under the spotlight, we are learning just how disorganized and unprepared the county appeared to be.
More details on this shocking revelation below:
Georgia judge allows Fulton County absentee ballots to be unsealed, reviewed first hand https://t.co/D4jwC11Nij
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 21, 2021
Georgia judge orders audit of Fulton County votes https://t.co/DcGEJd5IgN
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 23, 2021
A judge has given auditors the right to audit 145,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County.
However, when auditors asked county officials how many absentee ballots were printed, they were unable to answer.
Again, this should be a basic number that our officials should be able to answer!
The Western Journal was the first to break this shocking news:
An attorney representing Georgia citizens who secured the right to review over 145,000 absentee ballots cast in Fulton County in November told the judge overseeing the case that a top county election official could not say how many absentee ballots were printed.
Plaintiff’s attorney Bob Cheeley told Judge Brian Amero on Friday that Fulton County Registration Chief Ralph Jones, during a pretrial deposition, estimated the county printed 20,000 absentee ballots through a vendor in the 10 days leading up to the election.
Jones could not give the attorney a precise number.
“So I asked for the invoice, during the deposition, for those ballots. … As of now, I don’t have the invoice yet, so we still don’t know if it’s 20,000 or some other number,” Cheeley told Amero.
“I asked Mr. Jones questions about chain of custody of those papers [ballots] and who was limited access to those papers because that’s very, very important that you keep that under close scrutiny,” the attorney continued.
“And I asked him also how many of those papers were actually printed and sent out to voters, and he didn’t know.”
Cheeley further recounted that he queried Jones about whether any of the ballots were left over, but the official could not say.
The attorney told Amero he still doesn’t have answers to those questions from the county.
Don’t you think the treasury department is aware of how many dollar bills are printed?
Don’t you think the U.S. government knows exactly how many passports are issued this year?
Then why wouldn’t our government also know the number of absentee ballots printed?
Common sense says that this number would be cross-referenced with the number of eligible voters in the county.
But it appears that these basic measures were not even completed.
"If Dems thought AZ was bad, wait until they get a load of what's about to happen in Georgia…" – Sophie O'Hara
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) May 23, 2021
A Georgia judge is allowing officials to audit roughly 145,000 absentee ballots cast in Fulton County in the 2020 election. https://t.co/tUtFLeI8DV
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 23, 2021
The audit into the 2020 presidential election has now spread to numerous states.
There are ongoing audits in Arizona, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and now in Georgia.
This is the largest undertaking to investigate a presidential election.
And the findings so far are shocking.
The Epoch Times confirms that auditors now have the backing of a judge:
A judge in Georgia ruled to unseal absentee ballots submitted in the 2020 presidential election.
Petitioners in an ongoing case will be able to review the ballots stored in Fulton County, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said at the conclusion of a hearing on May 21.
Amero plans to issue an order shortly that will set forth protocols governing a fresh scanning of the ballots, which will be done by county workers while petitioners and their experts observe.
A group of voters filed a petition last year asking for a forensic inspection of mail-in ballots from the 2020 election. The petition alleged an abnormal vote increase for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and an abnormal reduction in President Donald Trump’s tabulation, among other alleged abnormalities.
Amero allowed the petitioners in March access to scanned images of the ballots, but attorneys for the petitioners argued in court that the resolution, 200 dots per inch (DPI), was too low to perform proper analysis.
The petitioners asked for images at 600 DPI or higher, and access to the ballots themselves.
David Sawyer, a forensics expert, testified for the petitioners. He said he identified a discrepancy in the number of batches that were received by petitioners and the number that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office listed as having been examined in a risk-limiting audit.
He told the judge that direct access to ballots would be best “because that’s the original evidence, and that’s the best evidence.”
Lawyers for Fulton County and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, argued that letting the petitioners examine the ballots outside of the presence of county workers would violate federal law. They also said a “citizen audit” wasn’t provided for in state law, and that if the judge allowed such an audit, he should pick the auditing team or allow the parties to reach an agreement on which firms should do the audit.
Amero assured them he was largely of the same mind.
“I have no inclination at all to release these ballots to anyone other than the clerk or the county,” he said.
But he pushed back on the idea that petitioners shouldn’t be allowed to get better scans of the ballots or visually inspect them.
“That seems to be something that they have the authority and the right to do,” he said.
“I have never seen in this case a motion to dismiss from anyone for any reason and in the absence of considering things in that way then this does take the form of a civil case where there is some discovery” under state law.
The parties are scheduled to meet at the Fulton County ballot storage location on May 28.
What do you think?
Is this an innocent mistake by the county?
Or does this appear to be a case of gross negligence?
Let us know in the comments section below!
We’d love to hear your thoughts.