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Fulton County 2020 Election Case Dismissed for ‘Lack of Standing’ is Reinstated by Georgia Appeals Court

    A 2020 election case that had been dismissed by a county superior court for “lack of standing” has just been reinstated by the Georgia Appeals Court.

    The appeals court reinstated the Garland Favorito, et al. v. Alex Wan, et al. case, which alleges that counterfeit ballots were included in Fulton County’s absentee votes in 2020.

    The lawsuit against the county Board of Registration and Elections was originally filed in December 2020 by VoterGA, an election integrity nonprofit organization. Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero had dismissed the case in July, which was upheld upon appeal.

    “A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that alleged fraud in Georgia’s most populous county during the 2020 election,” the Independent had reported. “The suit sought a review of some 147,000 absentee ballots in search of illegitimate votes, but no evidence emerged to justify such a broad search, the judge said.”

    “Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero’s order dismissing the case says the Georgia voters who brought the lawsuit ‘failed to allege a particularized injury, and therefore lacked the standing to claim that their state constitutional rights to equal protection and due process had been violated,” the report added.

    “All citizens of Georgia have a right to know whether or not counterfeit ballots were injected into the Fulton Co. election results, how many were injected, where they came from and how we can prevent it from happening again in future elections,” Favorito wrote about the ruling in an email. “It is not adequate for any organizations to secretly tell us there are no counterfeit ballots and refuse to let the public inspect them.”

    Garland Favorito argued that a full inspection of Fulton County’s 147,000 absentee ballots will be needed to find any counterfeits.

    “Sworn affidavits say there were counterfeit ballots, and we need to know where they are and how they got there so we can fix this for future elections,” Favorito said.

    However, Georgia investigators argued that no counterfeit ballots found.

    There are still major unresolved questions about how Fulton County handled the 2020 election.

    Judge Amero in May had ruled to allow the inspection of physical ballots to resolve what litigants describe as “large discrepancies” uncovered in ballot images from the 2020 election.

    “In the hearing, lawyers for VoterGA.org described 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,” CDM reported.

    In July, Tucker Carlson reported on the finding that numerous ballots in Fulton County were double-counted, which would appear to match what was seen on the State Farm Arena video.

    “At least 36 batches of mail-in ballots from the November election were double-counted in Fulton County, that is a total of at least 4,000 votes,” he said.

    “How’s that possible? I don’t know,” he added. “Every American should want to know, because the answer gets to the heart of the integrity of our elections, otherwise known as our democracy. We’re not talking about a couple of ballots here. We are talking about a lot of ballots, at least hundreds of ballots involved. Enough potentially to affect the outcome of the election.”

    Tucker Carlson then discusses the “seven falsified” audit tally sheets discovered by VoterGA.

    “How is that not flat-out criminal fraud?” Tucker asked. “We’d love to know. Because it certainly sounds like flat-out criminal fraud.”

    As reported earlier, an independent election audit team poured through ballot images in Fulton County, Georgia and found numerous examples of fraudulent ballots double-counted in the election.

    The forensic auditing team found double-counted ballots from the 2020 election and showed them in a video release.

    The ballots scanned were identically marked in their entirety. The issue with double-ballot counting is that it circumstantially corroborates video-recorded evidence that appears to show Fulton County election workers running stacks of ballots through tabulators.

    Contrary to widespread media myths, as the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway rightly pointed out, the State Farm vote-counting video has not been “debunked.” It is reassuring to millions of Americans that the 2020 election will get at least one more hard look in court.

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