ELLIJAY, Ga – The plaintiffs in the Fulton County election integrity case have amended their lawsuit again after discovering an alleged 60 percent error rate within the 200 dpi images.
VoterGa compared the election tally sheets from the Secretary of State’s Office to the 200 dpi images of ballots from Fulton County. After conducting the initial analysis they claimed the tally sheets didn’t match the ballot images. According to Garland Favorito, founder of VoterGa, some of the tally sheets depicted 100 to 1 votes cast in favor of Joe Biden, but the ballot images begged to differ.
Favorito added that he “believes [Secretary of State’s Office and Fulton] covered it up.”
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has continued to stand by his statements that a fair and honest election was conducted in Georgia. He has voiced support of Georgia voter reform efforts, claiming it would not result in voter suppression. Raffensperger added on Twitter that he’s always encouraged voters to use legal channels when pursuing election disputes in their counties.
“We thought the ballot images were going to say 100 to nothing,” Favorito said of the discovery.
The ballot images were made public by the General Assembly and the tally sheets are available on the Secretary of State’s website.
According to VoterGa: “Fulton Co. failed to include over 100,000 tally sheets, including more than 50,000 from mail-in ballots, when the results were originally published for the full hand count audit conducted by the office of the Secretary of State for the November 3, 2020, election. Those tally sheets remained missing until late February when the county supplemented their original audit results.”
With the new information, VoterGa is hoping it will convince Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero of the need to physically inspect the ballots as well ass 600 dpi images. With 600 dpi images, the group can detect counterfeit ballots.
Favorito also believes they’ve uncovered enough information to expand election investigations into other counties in Georgia. As for next steps in the Fulton County case, he doesn’t expect the case to be back in court until August.
ELLIJAY, Ga – November 2020 election integrity lawsuit plaintiff Garland Favorito labeled the obstacles facing the ballot audit a “battle between establishment and grassroots” Republicans.
On Friday, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero granted the motion to unseal ballots in Fulton County.
The ballots will be scanned to produce 600 dpi dots per inch) high-resolution images for a forensic audit. However, only the court and Fulton County employees will be allowed to handle the ballots.
Petitioners and Respondents council along with the court will convene on Friday at the ballot’s location to discuss further protocols.
Following the order, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released a statement:
“From day one I have encouraged Georgians with concerns about the election in their counties to pursue those claims through legal avenues. Fulton County has a long standing history of election mismanagement that has understandably weakened voters’ faith in its system. Allowing this audit provides another layer of transparency and citizen engagement.”
Favorito remarked the statement was “carefully crafted as not to lie” when read the statement. He asked if Raffensperger was in favor of election transparency then why did his office file an amicus brief against their lawsuit through the Attorney General.
He added that the Secretary of State has issued more “roadblocks” than Fulton County itself. He stated that Raffensperger is “adamantly opposed to election transparency in the state.”
The Secretary of State’s Office has conducted three recounts of the November Election, including a hand recount.
All three came back confirming the election results. During the almost daily press briefings following the November election, Gabriel Sterling, Secretary of State Election Official, tried to quell claims of widespread voter fraud and asked individual voters to report and suspected issues to their office.
Earlier in the year, the state board of election aced on more than 300 cases of voter fraud, several were referred to the Attorney General for prosecution.
Raffensperger’s also voiced support of Georgia voter reform efforts, claiming it would not result in voter suppression. He added on Twitter that he’s always encouraged voters to use legal channels when pursuing election disputes in their counties.