Georgia Judge Indicates Absentee Ballots Could be Unsealed for Investigation into Potential Fraud

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Posted: Mar 16, 2021 3:30 PM
Georgia Judge Indicates Absentee Ballots Could be Unsealed for Investigation into Potential Fraud

Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

A watchdog in Georgia filed a lawsuit for absentee ballots to be unsealed in Fulton County on account of allegations of potential fraud. Judge Brian Amero indicated on Monday that the ballots could be unsealed, as mandated by Georgia law, in order to dispel a lack of confidence in the 2020 election’s integrity.

“We want to do this in such a way that dispels rumors and disinformation and sheds light,” Amero said at a hearing regarding the ballots on Monday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “The devil’s in the details.”

Former Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who is heading a new group focused on restoring election integrity and voter confidence, supports the move to “unseal and investigate” absentee ballots.

"Georgia voters deserve to have confidence that their voice – and their vote – is heard. Unfortunately, the many irregularities we saw in the 2020 elections have eroded trust in our electoral process," Loeffler said. "We fully support the move to unseal and investigate absentee ballot process in Fulton County. Transparency is the first step toward restoring integrity and accountability in our elections, and we look forward to the investigations' findings."

The effort to unseal the absentee ballots in question is led by election integrity advocate Garland Favorito, who founded the group VoterGA.