A Georgia judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that accused members of Fulton County’s election board of illegally processing fraudulent ballots in the 2020 presidential election.

Judge Brian Amero dismissed the case brought by VoterGA, an election integrity group, ahead of the scheduled Nov. 15 hearing. 

According to the Washington Post, the lawsuit sought to gain access to the 147,000 absentee ballots that were cast in Fulton County, in hopes of inspecting them for voter fraud.

In the ruling, Amero expressed skepticism concerning the plaintiffs’ argument that their votes were “diluted” as a result of fraudulent votes being counted. 

“The Petitioners’ arguments are not enough to give rise to a particularized injury,” Amero wrote. “Vote dilution as a result of allegedly unlawfully processing ballots is a generalized grievance.”

He concluded that “the Petitioners have not alleged a particular injury and therefore do not have standing.”

Group spokesperson Garland Favorito told a news organization that VoterGA will appeal the ruling.

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