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Georgia judge does not immediately decide on motions to dismiss in ballot case

"I think it’s important that I take a little bit of time to review it and think about it," Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero said.

Updated: June 22, 2021 - 11:43am

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A judge in the Peach State on Monday heard motions to dismiss an election-related case but chose not to immediately rule on the matter.

"I think it's important that I take a little bit of time to review it and think about it," Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero said, according to the Epoch Times. The case pertains to the claim that fraudulent ballots got counted in the 2020 election in Georgia's Fulton County.

According to the outlet, the petition was lodged in December and petitioners pointed to poll observers talking about what they thought were fake ballots getting processed amid counting at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta and other places. 

County officials contended via filings that the complaint ought to be tossed because the petitioners were attempting to file an elections contest but did not meet the necessary requirements, according to the outlet. Lawyers for the county contended in court on Monday that petitioners are not entitled to declaratory judgment, do not have standing and provided "generalized grievances," the Epoch Times reported.

Petitioners' lawyers contended that the petitioners possess standing as registered voters and are not contesting the election. The petition notes alleged breaches of constitutional rights, including equal protection, according to the Epoch Times.