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Resolution for Hand Count of Paper Ballots (September 2022)

News Release



Please note: The documents below are as they existed to support the decisions made in the Resolution. These court cases may have been closed, overruled, appealed or otherwise resolved since these documents were last updated. The documents themselves may have been updated or corrected since then. Please do not rely on these documents as a final or complete history of the issues described. They are simply a snapshot in time. Readers should contact the courts or other sources of these documents for the current situation or rulings on the issues described in these documents. 



Donna Curling, et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, et al. (Document 579) (August 2019)

US District Court Opinion and Ruling that GEMS/DRE Elecronic Voting Machines are illegal in Georgia, but denies an injuction against their use in 2019 because it would create chaos to ban the machines immediately prior to an election. The GEMS/DRE machines are banned for all elections after 2019. (This lawsuit addresses other issues as well, such as dirty voter rolls.)

Donna Curling, et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, et al. (Document 964) (October 2020)

A later court opinion in the same case described above, ruling that Dominion Electronic Voting Machines are illegal in Georgia, but denying an injuction against their use in the 2020 election because it would create chaos to ban the machines immediately prior to an election. (The ruling starts out with reference to the movie Groundhog Day, where the events of the day are repeated over and over.) The ruling notes that (amoung other things) the true risks posed by the new BMD voting system as well as its manner of implementation... are neither hypothetical nor remote under the current circumstances. The insularity of the Defendant's and Dominion's stance here in evaluation and management of the security and vulnerability of the BMD system does not benefit the public or citizen's confident exercise of the franchise. The stealth vote alteration or operational interference risks posed by malware that can be effectively invisible to detection.

Donna Curling, et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, et al. (Document 965) (October 2020)

A subsequent ruling on the case described above due to appeals by the Defendant and a Motion from the Plaintiff. This revised ruling seeks to clarify and somehwhat modify the details of the previous ruling.



VoterGA and Philip Singleton v. State of Georgia (August 2021)

Lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court asking for an injunction against using Dominion Voting Machines in all future elections because the QR code printed and used to tally votes is a violation of state law that requires the ballots to be verifable by the voter. The lawsuit points out that, even if a voter had a device to read the QR code, use of the device to read the ballot would not be legal.



VoterGA Challenges Raffensperger$#39s SOS Primary Results; 81 Counties Fail to Provide Public Election Certifications (June 2022)

Press Release announcing a lawsuit in Spalding County against Election Supervisors in all 159 counties in Georgia for failure to provide paper copies of ballots for the 2022 Primary election.

Garland Favorito v. Elections Supervisors (June 2022)

Lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Spalding County announced in the Press Release above. McIntosh County is listed in Paragraph 106, although the name of the Elections Supervisor is incorrect. This document contains a long list of discrepancies found with the Dominion voting machine counts.



Phil Chen and Garland Favorito v. Fulton County Board of Elections and Michelle Morancie (June 2022)

Lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court due to votes assigned to the wrong candidates by voting machines in the May 24, 2022 School Board race. The voting machines put Michelle Morancie in third place when in fact she had received the most votes. The lawsuit also refers to DeKalb County's Board of Elections refusing to certify their election results because a hand count revealed significant differences from the machine results.



VoterGA, LLC v. Gwinnett County Board of Elections (December 2020)

Lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County Superior Court against the Gwinette County Board of Elections for failure to honor an Open Records Request for ballot images residing on the local county servers. The ballots requested were from advance in-person voting in three precincts from the 2020 Gwinette County Judicial Election.



Garland Favorito, et al., v. Mary Carole Cooney, et. al (December 2020)

Lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court against Fulton County Board of Elections members for failure to respond to Open Records Requests for mail-in ballots and ballot images from the 2020 General Election. The court filing mentions affidavits from tabulation observers of anomalies such as an unusual 20,000 vote increase for Biden, multiple boxes of 100% and 98% Biden votes, hand-filled ballots where the hand-mark was actually printed by a machine, unfolded mail-in ballots, absentee ballots printed on the wrong paper, thousands of ballots pulled out of boxes under a skirted table being scanned after Poll Watchers were told to leave the tabulation center, and other anomalies.

New Evidence Reveals GA Audit Fraud and Massive Errors (July 2021)

Press Release announcing additional evidence will be added to the Plaintiff's case in Fulton County Superior Court described above. The additional evidence comes from an audit of ballot images conducted after the initial court filing. The review found a 60% error rate in counting the mail-in absentee ballots, 3,390 illicit Biden votes and 864 illicit Trump votes added to the Fulton County audit results, and seven tally sheets that falsely zero'd out all 850 votes for Trump and Jorgenson and credited them to Biden instead. 100,000 tally sheets were not audited at all.

Garland Favorito, et al., v. Mary Carole Cooney, et. al (3rd Amendment) (July 2021)

Amendment to the Fulton County lawsuit described above, adding the additional evidence described in the Press Release above.



The Hilbert Law Firm Letter Re: Conflict of O.C.G.A. § 21-2-73 and Rules 183-1-12-.13, 183-1-14-.06-.14 (May 2022)

Letter asking the State Board of Elections to change Secretary of State rules that allow security video of drop boxes to be destroyed after 30 days, and allow ballot images to be deleted from memory cards in as few as 2 days. The letter points out that state law requires that Election Supervisors preserve "all primary and election documents on file" for 24 months.



Shawn Still and Jane Doe 1 v. Brad Raffensperger and Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration, et al. Verified Petition for Emergency Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (December 2020)

Lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County against elections officials and members of the Board of Elections in Coffee County, as well as the Secretary of State/Chairman of the State Board of Elections. The lawsuit asserts that the Coffee County Board of Elections was not able to certify the results of the 2020 General Election because repeated hand counts did not substantiate machine results. The Secretary of State demanded that the Board ignore the discrepancies and certfy the machine counts, and imposed artificial (unlawful) deadlines to do so. The Board ultimately certifed the hand counts, but the Secretary of State tallied the uncertified machine counts. The lawsuit further asserts that the Secretary of State sent armed investigators to harass the elections officials. The court filing refers to a letter from Coffee County Board of Elections to the Secretary of State stating that based on Coffee County experience with the voting machines, no county in Georgia should be able to certify the machine results.

Shawn Still and Jane Doe 1 v. Brad Raffensperger and Coffee County Board of Elections and Registration, et al. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal (December 2020)

Dismissal of the Still v. Raffensperger case described above, indicating that the case was settled out of court.



Risk Limiting Audit Report (November 2020)

Report of a Risk Limting Audit (count of a sample of ballots) conducted all across Georgia following the 2020 General Election. The Biden-Trump margin in the 2020 election was .3%, and state law requires that a recount be automatically conducted whenever the margin is .5% or less (per the Report). The Report asserts that the recount quite precisely matches the originally reported results. This particular document doesn't mention specifically how the audit was conducted, what was counted, nor does the Report identify who conducted the audit or who generated the Report.

State of Georgia Office of the Governor Letter to Acting Chairman of the State Board of Elections (November 2021)

Governor Kemp Letter asking the State Board of Elections to investigate anomalies found during what he termed a sloppy and inconsistant Risk Limiting Audit of the Fulton County 2020 election results.



74 Georgia Counties Can’t Produce Original 2020 Election Ballot Images (November 2021)

VoterGA Press Release stating that they had issued an Open Records Request for ballot images from 159 counties in Georgia for the 2020 General Election, and 96 counties responded that they didn't have the images, or didn't have the original images, or don't have a complete set of images, or refused to comply or respond to repeated requests. Those that did respond asked to be reimbursed as much as $1,700 for the images.



VoterGA Provides Conclusive Evidence Showing Fulton 2020 Election Results Were Electronically Manipulated (March 2022)

Press Release describing how Fulton County election results were extensively manipulated. The results stem from a statewide review of ballot images from the 2020 General Election, but details are provided for Fulton County only. Some of the results include significant altering of the ballot image files prior to certification of election results, 374,128 images missing from the original count, 17,724 votes counted with no images at all, and numerous other irregularities.

VoterGA Press Conference March 7th (Video) (March 2022)

(Lower Resolution Archived Video)

Video of the Press Conference where the Press Release described above was announced.

VoterGA Press Conference March 7th (Slides) (March 2022)

Slides from the Press Conference where the Press Release above was announced.



UnclearBallot: Automated Ballot Image Manipulation (Video) (December 2019)

(Lower Resolution Archived Video)

Presentation at the DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference describing a research project conducted by the University of Michigan Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, demonstrating software that electronically manipulates ballot images to swap votes between candidates. Although the sofware is demonstrated to work effectively on hand-marked ballots, the software would in fact work even more effectively on BMD-generated ballots such as those generated by the Dominion voting machines.

UnclearBallot: Automated Ballot Image Manipulation (Paper) (Undated)

Paper describing the research presented at DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference as described above.


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