A Georgia judge issued a ruling ordering a forensic audit of about 145,000 absentee ballots in Georgia’s Fulton County paving the way for a major review of the 2020 election!
The ruling by Chief Judge Brian Amero, of Georgia’s Henry County, grants unsealing of the ballots from last November’s highly disputed election, which has left countless doubts of election fraud to the detriment of then President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Residents across the state of Georgia have welcomed the decision as an invaluable opportunity to guarantee the fairness of elections in their state.
Audit - Ready!
As per Judge Amero’s order, the Fulton County absentee ballots will be unsealed at the respective storage facility at 10 am on Friday, May 28, 2021.
The judge has ordered that only Fulton County employees will be able to scan the absentee ballots while forensic experts VoterGA, an activist group, will be present to monitor the process.
The ballots in question will be scanned to a 600dpi uncompressed resolution, however, according to CD-Media, the detailed protocol is yet to be determined.
Through the examination of signatures on the absentee ballots in question, the forensic audit is supposed to verify whether they are legitimate.
The case of Fulton County in Georgia made headlines when files of local county officials indicated the absence of custody documents known as “absentee ballot transfer forms”.
An investigation by The Georgia Star News established such absence for 385 out of the 1,591 county’s drop box batches in the period from September 24 until November 3, 2020.
VoterGA had been inspecting images of the county’s absentee votes since a court hearing in April, however, the group insisted on viewing the actual physical ballots over doubts regarding the certified counterfeit votes.
A chance for the recovery of American democracy
VoterGA chairwoman Kelly Loeffler, who served a US Senator from Georgia in 2020-2021, issued a special statement praising Judge Brian Amero’s decision regarding the audit of the Fulton County ballots.
She emphasized that “inconsistencies” in the absentee ballots in Fulton County caused “serious doubt” among voters in the fairness of American elections.
Loeffler recalled that one an independent investigation had characterized the processing of absentee ballots in Fulton County as “generally bad management.”
Besides welcoming the absolutely essential forensic inspection of the votes cast by mail in the county, the former GOP Senator also declared that there was a “dire need” for the investigation of numerous other “well-documented issues” surrounding the 2020 election.
Loffler made it clear she was hopeful the ballot audit in Georgia’s Fulton County could be an important step towards the rebuilding of faith in America’s elections.