Fulton County election officials have been pulling out all the stops to prevent the audit of physical ballots from the 2020 election. The Honorable Brian J. Amero, a Henry County, GA judge, ruled to allow litigants to reconcile “large discrepancies” uncovered in ballot images from the election. VoterGA.org, Garland Favorito, and another plaintiff are being allowed access to audit the physical ballots to check if there was double counting in the 2020 election.
However, Fulton County election officials’ criminal defense lawyers have filed an avalanche of motions to stop the audit. A scheduled meeting for May 28 at a ballot storage warehouse was then suddenly canceled “after officials filed a flurry of motions in the case,” the Epoch Times reported Thursday.
“Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said a May 28 meeting was no longer taking place because of motions filed by Fulton County, the county’s Board of Registration and Elections, and the county’s clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts,” a spokesperson for the court confirmed.
“Amero said the motions must be heard before the plaintiffs can gain access to the absentee ballots,” the report continued. “He proposed a June 21 hearing, but the order scheduling the hearing hasn’t yet been filed.”
“It seems like a desperation move. The silver lining is that we now have more time to perfect the changes we had to make in our inspection plan,” lead petitioner Garland Favorito said.
If the ballots actually make it to the audit and without violating chain-of-custody laws (not that this matter to Georgia election officials regarding ballot “drop boxes” during the 2020 election). Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson reported a “scoop” from an attorney about an “alarming” mishap that would put the ballots at risk of being stolen or thrown out.
“Scoop: Attorney dealing with Fulton County GA on audit of more than 145k ballots from 2020 election tells me that alarm went off today at secure building where ballots were kept,” Robinson reported. “The building was found left wide open & unattended.”
Robinson then provided a photo of the unsecure building.
“This is a picture is that the attorney provided of the door left open at the supposedly secure building were the ballots are being kept,” Robinson wrote.
It can safely be assumed that the ballots are in the physical possession of election officials, but the issue of whether or not those ballots remained “secure” after the election could be one that comes up later before the court.
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