(PresidentialInsider.com)- On Friday May 21, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero agreed to unseal the Fulton County Georgia 2020 absentee ballots for audit.
The order stems from a lawsuit against Georgia’s most populous county alleging evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper counting.
In response to the judge’s order, Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts released a statement echoing the Democrat’s go-to narrative about the BIG LIE – claiming those targeting Fulton County cannot accept the results of the 2020 election.
“It’s a shame to see that the ‘Big Lie’ lives on,” Pitts added.
While state and federal officials have maintained that there was no evidence of systemic fraud in Fulton County, the plantiffs wanted the absentee ballots examined by a private company.
Amero, however, refused to grant this request citing federal and state law which states that county election officials must retain custody of the ballots during auditing.
In a brief filed last month, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger argued against unsealing the paper ballots, but did not object to releasing scanned images of the ballots.
After the judge ruled that the ballots could be unsealed, Raffensperger released a statement reaffirming his commitment to transparency and “citizen engagement.” He also acknowledged that, because of Fulton County’s long history of election mismanagement, it is understandable that voters have lost faith in its system.
After over two weeks of recounts, Georgia declared Joe Biden the winner on November 20, 2020. Out of the five million votes cast, Joe Biden’s margin of victory was a scant 12,000 votes.
As Georgia’s election results have already been certified, even if the audit of Fulton County reveals what the plaintiffs contend and Biden’s totals drop below twelve thousand votes, the outcome of the 2020 election will not change. Biden will still be certified as the winner of Georgia’s electoral votes.
If the audit reveals that fraud is what pushed Biden over the top, it will, however, put to rest any claims that the 2020 election was above board – that the so-called “Big Lie” wasn’t a lie at all.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the audit of Fulton County’s absentee ballots will be paid for, not by Georgia taxpayers, but by the plaintiffs in this suit.