Georgia lawsuit challenges election rules, seeks to block certification

Just The NewsLin Wood, an attorney known for defending Richard Jewell in a case about an Atlanta bombing, lodged a lawsuit in federal court on Friday against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the four other members of the state's Election Board.

The suit, signed by an attorney for Wood, alleges a conflict between Georgia law and instructions pertaining to the handling of absentee ballots. The instructions were connected to an agreement that involved the Democratic Party of Georgia and other Democratic entities.

The suit requests that the court provide relief by blocking the certification of the state's 2020 general election results. Besides seeking to prevent the certification statewide, the suit also includes some alternative suggestions for providing relief regarding the issues raised in the complaint.

What we are seeing here is an issue that is very similar to the PA lawsuit likely headed to the Supreme Court. The allegation is that the Georgia legislature set the rules for the election, which were then changed due to a legal agreement (consent decree) between (executive branch) election officials and the Democratic Party of Georgia, and that this rule change makes the whole election invalid and uncertifiable. If the election in Georgia can't be certified, it's up to the legislature to decide what to do regarding that state's electoral slate. Georgia is a red state, so presumably Trump would have an advantage there.

Similar issues have been alleged in Michigan and Wisconsin, so I think we are starting to see a theme.

This entry was published Wed Nov 18 16:42:55 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-15 15:15:50.0. [Tweet]

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