A judge has granted the motion to dismiss a Georgia case alleging voter fraud in Fulton County during the 2020 election on the grounds that the petitioners, who are members of voting integrity group VoterGA, lack the legal standing to make the charges.
Superior Court Judge Brian Amero decided Wednesday that “regardless of the veracity of [fraud] allegations, the Court finds Petitioners have still failed to allege a particularized injury.” The lawsuit sought an independent investigation of Fulton County’s 147,000 absentee ballots amid allegations that a substantial number had been cast fraudulently for Joe Biden, possibly costing then-President Trump a victory in the county.
As a "coalition of citizens," VoterGA does not have the right to sue because “no single voter is specifically disadvantaged if a vote is counted improperly, even if the error might have a mathematical impact on the ﬁnal tally and thus on the proportional effect of every vote.”
The dismissal followed a Tuesday court filing of a state investigation that found no evidence of fraud.
"Based upon interviews with the foregoing witnesses, as well as other witnesses who were interviewed during the course of the investigation, and in the inspection of approximately 1,000 absentee ballots and ballot images, the Secretary's investigators have been unable to substantiate the allegations that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted," the filing, made on behalf of Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger, stated.
Raffensperger has been critical of both Fulton County's mishandling of election procedures as well as Trump's claims that he rightfully won the election.
Trump called Amero’s decision “unfair to [Georgians] and our Country.”
“After a very long wait, a judge in Georgia refuses to let us look at the ballots, which I have little doubt are terrible,” Trump said in a statement. “This whole situation is a disgrace to our Country. Why can’t the public see the ballots? Our Country is going to hell and we are not allowed transparency even in our Elections. The people of Georgia deserve to know the truth.”
The lawsuit is based on the sworn testimony of two Republican election auditors who say they saw absentee ballots that looked like they were filled in by a machine and lacked creases that would indicate they had been folded to be mailed.
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