In a lawsuit alleging that thousands of fraudulent ballots were cast in Fulton County, Georgia, election workers’ depositions have been postponed.
According to a petition filed in Fulton County Superior Court on Thursday, May 3, the plaintiffs agreed to allow the depositions to be rescheduled until after a judge holds a hearing on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
After counsel representing Fulton County authorities petitioned the court to obtain a protective order to postpone the depositions, the petitioners claimed that this arrangement rendered an earlier filing by the defense irrelevant, reports the Washington Examiner.
The documents come after Superior Court Judge Brian Amero allowed a request last month to unseal better quality photos of 147,000 absentee votes from the 2020 election in Fulton County for “forensically analyzed,” according to one of the plaintiffs, VoterGA co-founder Garland Favorito.
However, the judge delayed a meeting to discuss audit logistics to review and rule on requests submitted by Fulton County counsel to dismiss the lawsuit. On June 21, a hearing will be held.
Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea Moss were among those slated to be deposed. They were election workers who worked in the State Farm Arena absentee vote counting room and were singled out by former President Donald Trump and his supporters as they claimed the election was rigged.
Favorito was informed that at least 10,000 absentee votes were tampered with, if not more. “In Fulton County, we have what is almost certainly substantial absentee-ballot fraud involving 10,000 to 20,000 likely fraudulent ballots,” he stated.
According to repeated recounts and state certification, President Joe Biden won Georgia by almost 12,000 votes, prompting judges to dismiss legal objections to the findings.
The audit of this unresolved litigation would have no bearing on the contest’s conclusion.
The plaintiffs stated they planned to summon Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts and Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron for the June 21 hearing in a separate document published on Twitter by GPB News reporter Stephen Fowler.
“The county claims that it has ‘NO CONTROL OVER ELECTIONS’ in its motion,” the petitioners wrote, adding that their testimony would “entitle” them to “amend the petition, mooting the County’s motion to dismiss.”
In a filing on May 26, attorneys for Fulton County argued that the Superior Court of Fulton County lacked jurisdiction over the matter and that Fulton County was not a legitimate party to the action.
Their lawsuit stated, “It is an improper party because it is not the final policymaker with control over elections” and then “The Elections Code states that where there is a board of elections, that entity acts as a superintendent and conducts elections and primaries,” according to the Elections Code.
Following Amero’s decision to unseal 2020 election absentee votes in search of fraud, Pitts, a Democrat, slammed the ballot review.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pitts stated, “It is outrageous that Fulton County continues to be a target of those who cannot accept the results from last year’s election,” and “The votes have been counted multiple times, including a hand recount, and no evidence of fraud has been found.”