Judge Stays Garland Favorito Fulton County Hearing Another 21 Days


Members of VoterGA want to inspect Fulton County’s mail-in ballots after four senior poll managers signed sworn affidavits indicating they handled counterfeit ballots during the Fulton County hand count audit.

On Monday, in McDonough, VoterGA co-founder Garland Favorito said court officials made a decision and ultimately “kicked the can down the road.”

Superior Court Judge Brian Amero oversees the case.

“Basically the judge has agreed that we have a case. We have the evidence of potential election fraud. We have equal protection and due process claims that are valid, that we must inspect the ballots and see them in order to determine whether they are counterfeit and whether or not our rights have been violated and we have the standing to be able to do that,” Favorito told The Georgia Star News on Monday.

“All of those are good things. The bad news is that the defendant’s attorney introduced or made false statements before the court, claiming that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was investigating this. This, that, and the other, none of which are true. So the judge is basically calling him out on that and saying OK ‘Show me these investigations.’ Unfortunately, that kicks the can down the road two more months.”

VoterGA members, according to JusttheNews.com, want to inspect 147,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County.

“The Georgia state attorney general’s office said Monday it will provide an update on the secretary of state’s investigation into 2020 election ballots following a 20-day stay issue by Amero in a VoterGA case – to give state Assistant Attorney General Charlene McGowan time to provide an update on the matter. McGowan represents the secretary of state and the State Election Board on election issues, according to her LinkedIn profile,” the website reported.

The nonprofit VoterGA group filed the lawsuit in December. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is conducting an investigation into the November 2020 election and will provide a report to the State Election Board when it is complete. The board will then vote on what actions should be taken based on the report findings, McGowan explained to the court Monday. The GBI initially helped the secretary of state’s office with the investigation since there were criminal allegations, but now just investigative staff from the that office is working in the investigation, McGowan added.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Garland Favorito” by Nydia Tisdale.

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