Garland Favorito – Fraud Found in Georgia’s Audit
Hints had been dropped over the weekend that on Tuesday, bombshell news would come out of Georgia. Garland Favorito’s press conference yesterday did not disappoint. Favorito, the plaintiff in a Georgia lawsuit, was granted access to the ballots cast in Fulton county’s November election. He also gained access to the materials used in the county’s risk-limiting audit—the one that was done to verify the accuracy of the election. In yesterday’s press conference, Favorito said his team found a 60% error rate in the county’s audit. This morning, on Steve Bannon’s War Room, Favorio summarized his findings, which are being added to his amended complaint.
“We uncovered from public documents… massive errors in the Georgia audit as well as some fraud.”
Here’s why that’s significant: We’ve been told, ad nauseum, that forensic audits aren’t necessary because government agencies do their own audits. Favorito’s team just torpedoed that argument, showing incompetence and fraud in the audit process.
It seems like Georgia will soon be forced to conduct a forensic audit, but the dynamics will probably different from the one being done in Arizona. In Maricopa County, the Board of Supervisors opposed the process every step of the way, claiming there was no reason to conduct an audit. In Georgia, fraud is being exposed prior to an audit, removing plausible reasons for withholding evidence.