Opinion: The Lesser Known Details of the Ongoing Georgia 2020 Election's Counterfeit Ballot Case

A. Nicole
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VoterGA's case was first filed on Dec. 23, 2020. There was plenty of evidence and affidavits, but somehow, we still winded up nearing the end of 2023 with no definitive explanations for the allegations.

Evidence Supporting Claims

In case you don't already know, here is a list of the mounting evidence VoterGA has been collecting to support its claims right from its website:

  • Six sworn affidavits of Fulton counterfeit ballots (10s of thousands est.)
  • 17,724 more votes than in-person recount ballot images required to tabulate votes in Fulton
  • Dropbox video surveillance representing 181,507 ballots destroyed in 102 counties
  • Improper Chain of Custody forms for 107,000 ballots statewide
  • Estimated Chain of Custody forms missing for 355,000 ballots statewide (Georgia Star)
  • 86,860 voters in 2020 have false registration date before 2017 but were not on the 2017 history file
  • Over 1.7 million original ballot images are lost or destroyed in 70 counties despite state and federal law

How'd We Get Here

The VoterGA petitioners secured a win when the Georgia Supreme Court confirmed their standing after Judge Amero's initial ruling, which falsely claimed they lacked standing. This overturning called on precedent from a previous lawsuit, Sons of Confederate Veterans et al. v. Henry Cty—Bd of Commissioners. The case was then returned to Georgia's Court of Appeals, instructing further consideration at the trial court. Garland Favorito, VoterGA's founder, persisted in his belief that citizens had the right to inspect ballot images, as reported by UncoverDC in January 2023.

This will allow citizens to examine the 147,000 Fulton County ballots, some suspected counterfeit. Initially granted access by Judge Amero on May 22, 2021, the case faced setbacks, including a dismissal for lack of standing. Despite standing being resolved in October 2022, delays in deciding Judge McBurney's recusal have prevented VoterGA from inspecting the ballots, prolonging the case for nearly three years.

What Now

Now, after waiting for all their preset time frames, like 90 days for Judge McBurney to address the motion to recuse himself. Unfortunately, that time has passed, and the waiting has not ended for this case.

The Implications for Trump's Legal Troubles in Fulton County

It should go without saying that this case could potentially exonerate President Trump of the multiple charges he faces in Fulton County. I can only imagine this case outcome will significantly impact Trump's legal battles if it can be concluded. This particular rabbit hole doesn't even end here. The irregularities allegedly occurring during the 2020 election process are just the tip of the iceberg.

Want to Get Involved?

Request your legislators to hold a special session to investigate Fani Willis.

Request your legislators to hold a Special Session to secure Georgia elections.

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