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A judge has agreed to postpone depositions of election workers in Fulton County, Georgia.
The election workers were set to give depositions after a lawsuit was filed alleging that thousands of fraudulent ballots might have been cast there.
The plaintiffs said they consented to allow the depositions to be rescheduled until after a judge holds a hearing on a motion to dismiss the case, according to a filing submitted to Fulton County Superior Court.
This agreement, the petitioners said, made a prior filing by the defense moot after attorneys for Fulton County officials asked the court to grant a protective order to postpone the depositions.
There continue to be several delays in Fulton County.
Lawyers for the Fulton County, Georgia Board of Registration and Elections filed a last-minute motion to the court to dismiss the election fraud case brought by Garland Favorito and others before the forensic audit is launched.
The forensic audit was supposed to begin on June 28 but Henry County, Georgia Chief Judge Brian Amero granted a delay to hear motions filed by Fulton County.
The upcoming review will look at about 147,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County.
The case also alleges sharp vote increases for Biden late on election night in Fulton County, a heavily Democratic county.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has also made a total reversal.
After several stunts, insulting comments about Donald Trump, and even coming out against election audits, Raffensperger has now changed his tune.
After Judge Amero ruled all 147,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County can be analyzed, Raffensperger came out in support of the effort.
Raffensperger spoke with the New York Times and voiced his support for the forensic audit.
Amero has called for a motion to unseal ballots after suspicious discrepancies were found.
During a hearing, VoterGA.org lawyers “described large discrepancies (21%) between the number of ballot batches reported by the GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who certified the election and the number of ballot batches actually provided by court-ordered access in the previous April hearing in the case.”
Election watchdogs have used their affidavits in Fulton County to help convince Amero to unseal all of the 147,000 mail-in ballots counted in Fulton and allow a closer inspection of the suspicious Biden ballots for evidence of counterfeiting.
They argue that potentially tens of thousands may have been manufactured in a race that Biden won by just 12,000 votes thanks to a late surge of mail-in ballots counted after election monitors were shooed from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
“We have what is almost surely major absentee-ballot fraud in Fulton County involving 10,000 to 20,000 probably false ballots,” said Garland Favorito, the lead petitioner in the case and a certified poll watcher who runs VoterGa.org, one of the leading advocates for election integrity in the state.
As part of his May 21 order, Superior Court Judge Brian Amero requested officials guard the warehouse around the clock until an inspection date can be set.
But just eight days later, a breach in security was reported after sheriff’s deputies left their post for a couple of hours.