An order written up by a Georgia judge on Thursday has named several members of a county elections board as respondents to an election-related lawsuit, clearing the way for a comprehensive audit of 2020 absentee ballots in Georgia’s largest county, Fulton.
Despite Fake News outlets like CNN reporting that the ruling was a big loss for those seeking an audit of 2020 ballots, this is a huge victory for those who wish to get to the truth of what happened during the 2020 Georgia election.
On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ruled against several claims brought against governmental entities of Fulton County based on “sovereign immunity” grounds, but then he allowed the five members of Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections to be named in the lawsuit.
Sovereign immunity is a legal concept that states that parties in government are protected from most forms of lawsuits. In Amero’s ruling, he notes that Georgia law stipulates that “no suit alleging violations of due process or equal protection rights under the Georgia Constitution, that seek declaratory or injunctive relief, may be initiated against either the state or county,” outside of a waiver from the state legislature or by the state Constitution.
Yet even as he dismissed the government parties in the suit, Amero later moved to add the five members of Fulton’s elections board as parties pursuant to a request from the petitioners in the case. This is huge.
The judge said that the plaintiffs, “have failed to meet their burden to show an applicable waiver of sovereign immunity such that their Constitutional claims may proceed against these governmental actors in the petition’s current form.”
In other words, this is yet another roadblock for those trying to get to the truth of what happened in the Georgia 2020 election by a legal technicality. Usually, the judges argue a “lack of standing,” which means the party that brought the suit cannot show that they were harmed by the actions claimed in the lawsuit. If someone hits another person with their car, and I witness the accident, I can’t sue because I wasn’t involved in the accident.
“However,” Judge Amero also wrote, “misjoinder of parties is not a ground for dismissal of an action. Parties may be dropped or added by order of the court on motion of any party or of its own initiative at any stage of the action and on such terms as are just.”
The plaintiffs argue that photocopied ballots were counted in the 2020 election, and they wish to examine them, a total of 147,000 absentee ballots. Why? Because Suzi Voyles, a twenty-plus-year precinct manager in Fulton County, testified via affidavit under penalty of perjury and live testimony during the Georgia state legislature hearing on election irregularities that the ballots in question were never folded and the circle filled in to vote for Joe Biden had the same identifying marks. The no fold creases found on the paper show the ballots were never mailed. How do you fit a ballot into the security envelope without ever folding the paper to get it in there? And the matching filled-in circle for Biden shows the ballots were photocopied.
A major problem with our election system is that members of the mainstream news media and especially Fake News cable networks, who are supposed to be the watchdogs for truth, are all supporting the Democrat narrative that the Georgia election was free and fair. Networks like CNN have written versions of this story from the angle that the Georgia Republicans filing the lawsuit are somehow nefarious and the outlet gives the false impression that since the Georgia election was already certified any findings in a ballot audit would not overturn the election. That’s like rooting for a cheating baseball team against the people who are trying to provide evidence the team cheated. That is CNN.
Bob Cheeley, a lawyer from the Atlanta area who is acting as the lead attorney for two of the petitioners, has said that the filing will help the complainants “get an audit and get to the truth” and that the audit will move forward following this decision.
“This is a huge victory for everyone who wants to get to the truth about the way in which Fulton County mishandled the absentee ballot count,” he said on Thursday.
Fulton County is the Philadelphia of Georgia counties. They are known for numerous election irregularities and the problems reported for the 2020 election are even more outrageous.
The arguments made in this lawsuit are not the only problems discovered from the Georgia 2020 election. More people than Joe Biden’s margin of victory voted who were not allowed to vote based on Georgia law. For example, over 35,000 Georgians notified the United States Postal Service prior to the 2020 election that they moved from one Georgia county to another and they failed to notify the state before the deadline prior to the election as mandated in state law. That means they were not allowed to vote in their old county or their new county. That’s not a conspiracy theory or some right-wing, Qanon, white supremacist talking point from the backwaters of Georgia swamps. It’s state law.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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