Tea Party Patriots Foundation Reacts to Unveiling of New Evidence in Favorito Case
TPPF Filed Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Petitioner
ATLANTA, GA – Today, Garland Favorito, the petitioner in the case of Favorito v. Cooney, held a press conference in which he presented further evidence of misconduct, irregularities, and incompetence that occurred in the November 2020 election. Tea Party Patriots Foundation (TPPF), which provides training opportunities and educational resources to the largest network of grassroots Tea Party groups and activists around the country, filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the petitioner’s motion to unseal paper ballots and compel production of ballots in the case of Favorito v. Cooney.
TPPF President Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:
“Tea Party Patriots Foundation, former President Trump, and concerned voters of the State of Georgia have always stood on the side of transparency and election integrity. As Americans, we all have an interest in ensuring that every state’s election procedures and systems are secure, supervised, and protective of the sanctity of our fundamental right to vote – even in Georgia, the state where our organization happens to be headquartered. That’s why we filed an amicus curiae brief in the matter of Favorito v. Cooney, in the superior court of Fulton County, Georgia.
“The Secretary of State’s Office filed an amicus brief to fight the review of physical absentee ballots in the open records from the Favoritocase. The Tea Party Patriots Foundation countered with its own amicus brief, highlighting the misrepresentations of the Secretary of State’s Office and its continued attempts to hide evidence of fraud, misconduct, and irregularities. The court sided with Favorito and the review of absentee ballots and related records is ongoing.
“Today, at a press conference held by Garland Favorito, further evidence was unveiled substantiating the misconduct, irregularities, and incompetence that occurred in the November 2020 election. Mr. Favorito’s new evidence reveals irrefutable proof that there was audit fraud, and there were errors on a massive scale. For instance, there is a calculable 60 percent error reporting rate in Fulton County. Some of the most stunning evidence includes falsified audit tally sheets containing fabricated vote totals for their respective batches. For example, a batch containing 59 actual ballot images for Joe Biden, 42 for Donald Trump, and 0 for Jo Jorgensen, was reported as ‘100 for Biden and 0 for Trump.’ That’s truly remarkable, and extraordinarily disturbing.
“The Secretary of State’s brief is now completely undermined, as the November 2020 so-called ‘risk limiting audit’ has been shown to be riddled with fraud, misconduct, and irregularities.
“This is not a partisan issue, this is an election integrity issue. Our democratic institutions of voting must be protected. The only way to ensure public trust and confidence in future Georgia elections is to mandate a statewide forensic audit of the November 2020 election. The ‘Big Lie’ in Georgia is that there was a proper audit and hand recount in Georgia. The truth is that evidence revealed today vindicates the claims of the former President.”
Kurt Hilbert, Managing Member and Founder of The Hilbert Law Firm, LLC, released the following statement:
“The evidence revealed today at Mr. Favorito’s press conference comes to light after numerous press conferences and media spots by Secretary of State Raffensberger and his colleague, Gabriel Sterling, to the effect that the audit ‘upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of the votes cast’ (November 19, 2020), and ‘Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results.’ Mr. Sterling is on record further stating, ‘As we have been saying repeatedly, the human beings that are part of this are the weakest link in the whole system. But that’s why there’s these checks and double checks, and triple checks that we do before we finalize the audit phase of this. And that’s why this hand audit is important.’ (November 17, 2020).
“Clearly, what was done and reported to the public falls far short of the election integrity that we, as citizens, have the right to rely on, and the hand recount was clearly inaccurate. Maintaining election integrity now requires that the Georgia General Assembly demand a statewide audit of the November 2020 election, as we can have no confidence in the Office of the Secretary of State, nor in that office’s now provably false representations that continue to erode the public trust. The evidence revealed today has been in the possession of the Secretary of State for more than six months, yet he failed to bring it to light. Instead, he hid it from the public, and ultimately lied and said the fraud did not exist.
“Unfortunately, Georgia’s Secretary of State and other election officials have expended substantial taxpayer dollars to obfuscate and cover up gross abuses of the Georgia Election Code. It is time for the General Assembly to step in and do its duty to ensure the integrity of our future elections.”