State of Georgia

Georgia Cherokee County Voting Machines Challenge

Portillo v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by a Georgia voter against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and the Cherokee County Board of Elections challenging the use of electronic voting machines in Cherokee County, Georgia. The plaintiff alleges that there is “proof of widespread fraud” in the county due to the use of electronic voting machines, which were allegedly “not legally certified by the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC)” because the EAC went “to great lengths to fraudulently represent documents and give a false account of laws, rules and regulations, in order to misrepresent” the accreditation status of certain machines. In using these electronic voting machines, Raffensperger “seems to have disregarded many state and federal laws,” according to the plaintiff. The lawsuit claims that neither the “petitioner nor the People of Cherokee County ever voted, to move from paper ballots to machine voting, via referendum, as is required by GA law” and the county should therefore move back to primarily hand counting ballots. Relying on electronic voting machines, specifically Dominion voting machines, allegedly allows “for multiple avenues of hostile incursions into our elections” in violation of the First, 14th and 26th Amendments, the Help America Vote Act and multiple Georgia laws. The lawsuit asks for Cherokee County to immediately stop using electronic voting machines, “grant a referendum vote for electors of Cherokee County to decide on the use of voting machines,” “grant a referendum vote for electors of Cherokee County to decide whether to increase the debt and/or truces in Cherokee County, as is required by law, in order to pay for voting machines needs done prior to any further use,” immediately stop “the use of any electronic voter registration verification devices…since these devices allow for network-wide internet intrusions,” preserve “all 2020, 2021 and 2022 election documents, written or electronic, until a full investigation into the aforementioned allegations can be completed,” order a hand recount of all elections conducted since 2020 using electronic voting machines and request that the court “impanel a Grand Jury to investigate the numerous, felonious crimes that seem to have been perpetrated against the People of GA.”

On Nov. 8, the court rejected the plaintiff’s requests, finding that the “Petitioner provided no proof to support her claims,” and closed the case.

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