Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero told parties in an election integrity case on Thursday that a previously scheduled meeting was canceled after officials filed a last minute motions in the case. The parties were scheduled to meet at the Fulton County ballot storage location on May 28. Last week, Judge Amero ruled to unseal absentee ballots submitted in the 2020 presidential election.
Voting-integrity advocate Garland Favorito is seeking to review absentee ballots in Fulton County as part of a court case alleging county workers fabricated ballots and counted some ballots multiple times on election night, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.
The recent motions were filed by Fulton County, the county’s Board of Registration and Elections, and the county’s clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts.
Judge Amero said the motions must be heard before the plaintiffs can gain access to the absentee ballots. He proposed a June 21 hearing, but the order scheduling the hearing hasn’t yet been filed, The Epoch Times reported.
“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,” Garland Favorito, the lead petitioner, told The Epoch Times via email.
County officials argued that the complaint filed by voters should be dismissed because the petitioners failed to serve, or even attempt to serve, the county. They also said Fulton County doesn’t have final control over elections, that petitioners aren’t entitled to declaratory judgment, and that petitioners haven’t complied with election contest requirements, per The Epoch Times. Continued Below
Heather Mullins reports on War Room over the Georgia’s audit:
Motions filed by Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections to dismiss:
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement in March, demanding a “strong investigation” into Fulton County and “the Stacey Abrams political machine” following a retraction from far-left Washington Post, who falsely claimed that Trump, in a phone call with Frances Watson, chief investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, had asked to “find the votes”.