A Georgian judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Georgian voters alleging electoral fraud in the 2020 presidential election, arguing that the plaintiffs had not suffered particular prejudice for the courts to rule.
Georgia Superior Court Judge Brian Amero on Wednesday dismissed the lawsuit against individual members of the Fulton County Electoral Council, barring plaintiffs from examining physical copies of the county’s 147,000 mail-in ballots which were tabled in the 2020 election.
Although the court found that Fulton County had violated an application for open registration and evidence showing “scanned images of a ballot that appeared to have been double-counted” in previous proceedings, the case has been classified.
This case has not been decided on the merits. Instead, Amero J. relied on the doctrine of adjudicative jurisdiction, which requires that plaintiffs suffer “concrete and particular” and “actual or imminent” harm that is related to the causal conduct, with a probability that a court repair the prejudice to be heard in court.
“The petitioners allege that their votes were diluted due to the ‘substantial likelihood’ that fraudulent ballots were introduced during the processing of ballots for the general election,” Amero wrote. “Regardless of the veracity of these allegations, the Court concludes that the applicants have still not alleged any particular damage. “
Judge Amero relied on the Eleventh Circuit ruling in attorney Lin Wood’s 2020 election fraud trial.
The petitioners’ allegations are, in sum, that their state’s equal protection and due process rights were violated because their votes, and the votes of other Georgian voters, were diluted as a result of the inclusion fraudulent ballots that were counted because the defendants negligently supervised the ballot. processing for the general election.
The 11th Circuit in Drink found substantially similar allegations of voter dilution insufficient to confer membership.
Amero further writes that “the dilution of votes as a result of allegedly illegally processed ballots is ‘a pervasive paradigmatic grievance’.”
The case Favorito v. Fulton County, No. 2020CV343938 and was filed in Fulton County Superior Court.