Judge agrees to unseal Fulton absentee ballots for audit

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Democratic and Republican representatives review absentee ballots at the Fulton County Election preparation Center Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday agreed to unseal absentee ballots to allow for an audit of November election results in Georgia’s most populous county.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit against Fulton County that alleges evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper counting. The judge said he’ll order county officials to scan the more than 145,000 ballots and produce high-resolution images.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the plaintiffs plan to use those images to determine whether the ballots were completed by hand or machine to determine their legitimacy.

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