by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 26, 2021) — Garland Favorito, one of nine plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Fulton County, GA regarding approximately 147,000 absentee ballots cast in the November 3, 2020 general election, is providing a live update on the case as of 12:26 on Saturday afternoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo9qH-MmcMQ
The 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump has often referred to alleged fraudulent activity in Georgia, insisting he won the state’s 16 electoral votes over Joe Biden. In response to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s June 18 announcement that more than 100,000 voters would be purged from the state’s registry in the near future, Trump “tweeted” on Wednesday:
Georgia now plans to remove over 100,000 “obsolete and outdated” names off their voter rolls. Doing this, they say, will ensure voting files are up to date, while at the same time ensuring voter integrity in future elections. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LAST ELECTION? WHY WASN’T THIS DONE PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER 3RD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, where they had us losing by a very small number of votes, many times less than the 101,789 figure? This means we (you!) won the Presidential Election in Georgia. But don’t fret, much other information will soon be revealed about Georgia—and other States as well. It is coming out FAST and FURIOUS. The 2020 Presidential Election was rigged!
The plaintiffs’ suit stalled after Fulton County officials filed a last-minute motion to quash the examination of ballot images Judge Brian Amero had granted before Memorial Day.
On June 14, The Georgia Star News reported:
In a stunning admission about the critical chain of custody documents for absentee ballots deposited into drop boxes in the November 3, 2020 election, a Fulton County election official told The Georgia Star News on Wednesday that “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced.”
A Star News analysis of drop box ballot transfer forms for absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes provided by Fulton County in response to an Open Records Request showed that 385 transfer forms out of an estimated 1,565 transfer forms Fulton County said should have been provided are missing – a number that is significantly greater than “a few” by any objective standard.
In response the next day, Raffensperger appeared to acknowledge that irregularities took place surrounding the use of “drop-boxes” for absentee ballots despite his own certification of the results on November 20 and insistence that fraud did not occur.
“Judge allows Georgia ballot review case to move forward,” the AP reported via NBC News, while Mark Niesse of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, “Judge throws out most of case alleging counterfeit ballots in Fulton.”
In an article titled, “Georgia judge dismisses most of lawsuit that alleged fraudulent absentee ballots in Fulton County,” The Washington Post wrote on Friday, “Fulton County election officials and local representatives have repeatedly asserted that there has been no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, a claim perpetuated by former president Donald Trump, who has continued to baselessly allege that the election was stolen from him. President Biden won Georgia by fewer than 12,000 votes, the first time the state had gone for a Democrat since 1992.”
Of Thursday’s hearing, Favorito told the interviewers that unlike other accusations of voter fraud stemming from the election, “This case isn’t going to go away.” He said his case could “lead the way to other counties as well” so that Georgians may “end up knowing what happened…in six months or a year.”
At 12:58 p.m., Favorito claimed that despite reported “recounts” in Georgia after November 3, an “accurate count” has not yet been achieved.
During the interview, he asserted “foreign interference” in the election occurred but did not elaborate.
A similar case his organization filed in Gwinnett County has yielded permission from a judge to examine ballot images, Favorito said.
As for the examination of ballot images, “another major story [is] coming,” Favorito said at 1:01 p.m.
The broadcast ended at 1:16 p.m.