Georgia Judge Blocks Inspection of 2020 Absentee Ballots in Fulton County

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State investigators found no evidence to support allegations that counterfeit ballots were counted in the state’s most populous county.

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Earlier, in May, the judge moved a motion for the cancellation of Fulton County absentee ballots. At the time, the judge said the time and place of any inspection would be determined later.

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The civil case was brought in December in Georgia by several supporters against Garland Favarito, co-founder of a group called Voters Organized for Trusted Election Results, and officials in the state’s most populous Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta.

Mr Favarito said he would likely appeal against the order. “All citizens of Georgia have the right to know whether or not fake ballots were cast in Fulton Company election results, how many were injected, where they came from and how we can prevent this from happening again in future elections. can,” he said. .

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In a court filing Tuesday, investigators from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office said they found no evidence to support allegations that fake ballots were counted in the 2020 general election in Fulton County. Investigators said they interviewed witnesses and inspected nearly 1,000 absentee ballots and ballots.

Mr Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden in Georgia by a narrow margin. Counting of three votes confirmed the result in the state.

Following his loss, Mr Trump alleged that the election had been plagiarized and pressured officials – including Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger, who oversaw the election – to investigate the results in Fulton County. For those who vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

“I have repeatedly said that although no election is perfect, and as is in the Fulton County case, allegations of widespread fraud were nothing more than conspiracy theories and instincts,” Mr Raffensper said in a statement. “We have to start looking forward, not looking back. case dismissed.”

Last month, a GOP-ordered audit of the 2020 election results in Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa, confirmed that Mr Biden won the state after months of scrutiny and delay. Mr Trump’s supporters have pushed for a review of the election system in several other states, including Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

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