The Fulton County Elections Board is not so happy with the case brought by Garland Favorito because they have now been added to it.
Several individuals of the Fulton County Elections Board were added to the case last week by the judge. The order handed down by the Georgia judge dismissed several claims brought against governmental entities of Fulton County of sovereign immunity grounds. However, what is not well know is that the judge allowed the five members of Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections to be named in the suit.
Just the News added the following to the announcement in Georgia:
“Sovereign immunity” is a legal doctrine that holds that governmental parties are protected from many or most forms of lawsuits. In Amero’s ruling, he notes that Georgia law stipulates that “no suit alleging violations of due process or equal protection rights under the Georgia Constitution, that seek declaratory or injunctive relief, may be initiated against either the state or county,” barring a waiver from the state legislature or the state constitution.
Yet even as he dismissed the government parties in the suit, Amero subsequently moved to add the five members of Fulton’s elections board as parties pursuant to a request from the petitioners in the case.
TGP interviewed Garland Favorito after the calling last week:
You can bet these members of the Fulton County Board are not happy:
Mr. Alex Wan, Chairman
Mr. Mark Wingate (Republican member)
Dr. Kathleen D. Ruth (Republican member)
Ms. Vernetta Keith Nuriddin (Democratic member)
Mr. Aaron V. Johnson (Democratic member)