The Fulton County elections board has confirmed the discovery of “missing” ballots from Tuesday’s election.
The discovered batches of Advance Voting Ballots, or early in-person ballots, were missed during the November 7 election, but were found during the recount on Monday.
The preliminary ballot tally for early voting is expected to be finalized by the Fulton County elections board in the afternoon.
Williams stated during the Tuesday meeting that the early voting ballot tally will be finalized by the afternoon and that a record of the incident will be maintained to prevent a recurrence in the upcoming election cycle.
On Tuesday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) issued the following statement to Just the News: “This is exactly why we have an auditable paper ballot system. When a county like Fulton makes a mistake, the system can be audited and corrected before certification.”
BRE Chair Patrise Perkins-Hooker said about the ballots: “The recount will not delay our certification. We will be certifying the election in 45 minutes or so. The second recount was undertaken to verify the accuracy of the Advanced Voting ballots which did not agree in the first recount with the election day totals. It was only 300 ballots off. This error was the result of a group of ballots in one box not being scanned in last night. The oversight was caught last night and today’s recount was called.”
Last week, Becker News reported that two high-powered criminal defense attorneys suddenly filed a motion to withdraw from a 2020 election case amid questions about “missing” ballots.
Criminal Defense Attorneys Donald F. Samuel and Amanda R. Clark Palmer have motioned to withdraw themselves from the Favorito v. Wan case, according to the motion.
Rasmussen speculated that the lawyers reportedly motioning to withdraw may have something to do with “missing” mail ballots.
Update: Fulton County GA’s High Priced Criminal Defense Lawyers See Writing On Wall, Hit The Silk
These 150,000 still secret 2020 unfolded mail ballots with the perfect ovals protected by court order for 3 years may have gone missing, and the county’s lawyers have just quit. https://t.co/ez6E40exWw pic.twitter.com/UuQTiS90xa
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 9, 2023
“These 150,000 still secret 2020 unfolded mail ballots with the perfect ovals protected by court order for 3 years may have gone missing, and the county’s lawyers have just quit,” Rasmussen posted on X.
It is not clear why the lawyers are withdrawing from the case. Becker News has reached out to the law firm Garland, Samuel and Loeb for comment and will update accordingly.
Human Events, however, had earlier reported on the 147,000 mail-in ballots controversy:
Fulton County poll manager Suzi Voyles was sorting through a large stack of mail-in ballots last November when she noticed something odd: several ballots marked for Joe Biden were extremely similar.
One after another, the votes contained perfectly filled ovals for Biden. What’s more, each of the bubbles boasted an identical white void inside them in the shape of a tiny crescent, indicating they’d been marked with toner ink instead of a pen or pencil, per the Epoch Times.
Voyles also noticed that all of the ballots were printed on different paper than the others she’d counted and none were folded or creased, which is standard for mail-in ballots as they come from envelopes.
“All of them were strangely pristine,” Voyles said. She noted that she’d never seen anything like it in her 20 years monitoring elections in Fulton County.
All but three of the 110 ballots in the stack – which had been labeled “State Farm Arena” – were marked for Biden and appeared to be “identical ballots.”
“We have what is almost surely major absentee-ballot fraud in Fulton County involving 10,000 to 20,000 probably false ballots,” claimed Garland Favorito, the lead petitioner in the case and a certified poll watcher.
“We have confirmed that there are five pallets of shrink-wrapped ballots in a county warehouse,” he said.
In addition, there are massive chain-of-custody issues in Georgia related to ballot images.
Seventy-four of Georgia’s counties have not been able to produce original images of ballots from the November 2020 election, according to VoterGA, an election integrity nonprofit organization.
The group received confirmation through Open Records Requests (ORRs) from 56 counties that either most or all of the images that the voting machine system automatically created for tabulating results have been destroyed.
“At least 28 counties admitted having no original images at all and 22 of those counties only had recount images that some claimed are the same as originals,” as reported by non-profit group VoterGA.
The Associated Press did not deny the substance of the reports in a “fact check,” but merely rejected the narrative that the missing ballot images “proved” voter fraud.
It will also be challenging for “fact checkers” to dismiss questions about “missing ballots” in the 2023 election, when Fulton County’s own election board confirmed it in a recount.