Amistad Project’s Georgia Lawsuit Targets 200K Ballot Deficit Caused by Improper Counting of Ballots

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The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, saying fraudulent votes cast were 15 times greater than the margin separating Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

The organization said in a press release that it filed the lawsuit Tuesday because well over 100,000 illegal votes were improperly counted, while tens of thousands of legal votes were not counted.

An analysis of government data showing that the total number of illegal votes counted and legal votes not counted is greater than 200,000 — vastly exceeding the 12,670-vote margin in the presidential election contest.

“The number of potentially fraudulent ballots we’ve identified in Georgia is over 15 times greater than the margin separating Donald Trump and Joe Biden. This finding undercuts the integrity of the general election,” said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project. “The discrepancies we identified arose in large part because certain election officials acted with greater fealty to the dictates of private funders than to the laws set forth by the people’s representatives in the General Assembly.”

The Amistad Project last week announced plans to file lawsuits in six states, including Georgia, to challenge presidential election results, Sinclair Broadcast Group reported. The other states are: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and Arizona.

The Amistad Project raised concerns about  the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL). The Amistad Project said systematic failures by state and local election officials to adhere to the procedures in Georgia’s election code were encouraged and facilitated by private monies donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg through CTCL. The center gave $6.3 million to Fulton County, and smaller amounts to at least a dozen other generally Democratic counties.

Most of Biden’s 221,751 vote margin gain in Georgia, compared to Hillary Clinton’s performance in 2016, came from three metropolitan Atlanta counties that received more than $15 million from the CTCL “safe elections” project, Breitbart reported. Those counties — Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett–accounted for 168,703 of Biden’s 221,751 vote margin gain, or 76 percent.

Under Georgia law, only the secretary of state can take in monies for the purposes of conducting and administering elections from sources other than taxation, The Amistad Project said. Even then, the only allowable exception applies to federal grants requested by the Secretary of State under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

The CTCL grants imposed a number of strict conditions on recipients, such as specifying the number of polling places and ballot drop boxes, as well as paying for additional staff to help voters comply with absentee ballot requests and certification requirements. Counties that were unaware of the CTCL grants or unable to receive such funds could not provide voters with the same advantages.

Failure to comply with all of the conditions by CTCL would have required the counties to refund the entirety of the grant monies they received, which were used for essential expenses such as paying the salaries of election workers and funding the purchase of voting equipment.

Kline recently appeared on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. He spoke about how Zuckerberg put money into the hands of judges, election officials, and vote-counters, which has inevitably created a lawless election process in Democratic strongholds.

The transcript is here.

The Amistad Project is asking the courts to recognize that the same conclusions apply to Georgia, arguing that the violations outlined in the litigation deprived voters of due process and equal protection, and rendered the results of the election null and void. As a result, the only practical, legal remedy is to invalidate the election result and allow the Georgia General Assembly to appoint the state’s presidential Electors.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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