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Last month, President Donald Trump reacted to the “huge” finding in the Arizona audit of the 2020 election.
Trump said the audit proved “significant and undeniable evidence” of voter fraud.
Despite these claims, a judge just dismissed the case.
Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero dismissed the Fulton County’s audit case because he says it lack standing.
“A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that alleged fraud in Georgia’s most populous county during the 2020 election,” the Independent 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.
Reports from the independent auditing agency Cyber Ninjas were leaked to the press. The reports uncovered “significant and undeniable evidence of voter fraud.”
“Huge findings in Arizona!” Trump had responded.
“However, the Fake News Media is already trying to ‘call it’ again for Biden before actually looking at the facts – just like they did in November!” Trump continued.
“The audit has uncovered significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!” Trump added.
“Until we know how and why this happened, our Elections will never be secure. This is a major criminal event and should be investigated by the Attorney General immediately.”
“The Senate’s final report will be released today at 4 o’clock,” he said. “I have heard it is far different than that being reported by the Fake News Media.”
The court’s order to dismiss the case can be read here via Becker News:
Fulton County Audit Ruling … by Kyle Becker
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“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.”
However, Georgia investigators on Tuesday argued just that: There were no counterfeit ballots found.
“Georgia election investigators were unable to find any counterfeit ballots among batches identified by Republican vote-counters, according to a court brief Tuesday, dealing a blow to a lawsuit seeking to inspect absentee ballots cast in last year’s presidential election,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
“The court document filed on behalf of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said investigators reviewed 1,000 absentee ballots from batches in Fulton County that allegedly contained ‘pristine’” ballots with perfectly filled-in ovals and no fold lines,” the report continued. “All ballots in those batches appeared to be legitimate.”
“The secretary’s investigators have not uncovered any absentee ballots that match the descriptions given by affiants or otherwise appear to be fraudulent or counterfeit,” stated the 89-page response to the court by Georgia Assistant Attorney General Charlene McGowan.
Garland Favorito argued that a full inspection of Fulton County’s 147,000 absentee ballots will be needed to find any counterfeits.