The ballot review was set to maneuver forward in Georgia’s most populous county after a decide dominated in May that absentee ballots might be unsealed for events trying to look at them for proof of fraud.
Henry County Judge Brian Amero, in dismissing the case, wrote that the petitioners who introduced the lawsuit lacked standing to take action and “did not allege a particularized harm.”
The decide’s ruling Wednesday comes a day after the Georgia secretary of state’s workplace filed a quick in the case stating that “the Secretary’s investigators have been unable to substantiate the allegations that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots had been counted in the 2020 General Election in Fulton County.” The workplace stated that conclusion was reached after interviews and inspecting some 1,000 absentee ballots and ballot photographs.
The election skeptics who filed the lawsuit had claimed an audit was vital to find out if counterfeit ballots had been forged.
“All residents of Georgia have a proper to know whether or not or not counterfeit ballots had been injected into the Fulton Co. election outcomes, what number of had been injected, the place they got here from and the way we will stop it from occurring once more in future elections,” stated Garland Favorito, one of many events who introduced the lawsuit. “It is just not enough for any group to secretly inform us there are not any counterfeit ballots and refuse to let the general public examine them.”
“Judge Amero’s Ruling signifies that the Favorito et al. vs. Fulton County et al. is now over. The case has been dismissed and there shall be no additional proceedings of any type in this particular case,” a spokesperson for Fulton County stated in an announcement to CNN.
CNN’s Jason Morris contributed to this report.