Georgia gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones reacted to news that Fulton County election officials hired two high profile criminal defense attorneys for representation after litigants uncovered “large discrepancies” on ballots from the 2020 election that were inspected.
VoterGA.org, Garland Favorito, and another plaintiff were initially granted access by Judge Brian J. Amero to audit the phyical ballots to check if there was double counting in the 2020 election before the “discrepancies” were discovered, according to Becker News.
As reported by CDM:
“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.”
“VoterGA.org has been examining the ballot images at a low resolution since the hearing in April, and declared they need the actual physical ballots to understand the number of counterfeit ballots certified. Fulton County attorneys pushed for a sampling of the ballots instead of access to all of the ballots. They particularly objected to access to physical ballots.”
As a result, “The Fulton County Board of Registration & Elections has hired two of Georgia’s top criminal defense attorneys & filed paperwork to halt the audit proceedings previously ordered by the judge,” Heather Mullins of Real America’s Voice reported.
The two attorneys, Donald Samuel and Amanda Palmer, are affiliated with the high-powered Garland, Samuel and Loeb law firm in Atlanta.
According to the firm’s website, Don Samuel “successfully represented Ray Lewis, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, who was indicted for a double homicide on Super Bowl Sunday in Atlanta.”
Amanda Palmer is described as having “experience representing clients in cases that garner national attention; and a case she defended was recently featured on 48 Hours. Along with Don Samuel and Ed Garland, she represented a movie Director and Producer who were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a death that occurred during filming.”
In response to Fulton County’s hiring of the two high-profile attorneys, Vernon Jones made the following statement while interviewing with John Fredericks of Real America’s Voice:
“When you’re fighting it like this… I keep going back to this… there is a dead cat on the end of this line and it’s stinking.
“It’s stinking with election fraud, it’s stinking with a lack of integrity, it’s stinking with a lack of voter confidence. It is stinking. It’s rotten at its core.” Video Below
— The Dirty Truth (Josh) (@AKA_RealDirty) June 3, 2021