A Georgia state judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign seeking to halt the counting of ballots in the state Thursday citing potential fraud.
Trump’s presidential campaign has filed another lawsuit in a contested battleground state seeking to ensure the integrity of the presidential election. The Trump campaign’s lawsuit filed to ensure election integrity in Georgia comes after a similar lawsuit in Michigan and legal action in the state of Pennsylvania.
But a judge threw out the case:
Trump’s Georgia lawsuit was more specific than his challenges in other states, alleging that GOP poll watchers had witnessed an unidentified woman stack 53 absentee ballots that allegedly arrived to Chatham County after Election Day on top of a pile of absentee ballots that had arrived on or before Election Day.
The witnesses reportedly told the court they were not sure when the ballots had arrived, and Chatham County Superior Court Judge Adam Bass threw out the case, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Trump team wants to ensure that only legal ballots cast on election day are counted so the final vote reflects a fair process that follows the law.
“President Trump and his team are fighting for the good of the nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia’s law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. That’s still the law, even after Democrats sued earlier this year to extend the deadline and delay Election Day—President Trump and Republicans fought to uphold Georgia law, and we won,” Justin Clark, Deputy Campaign Manager and Senior Counsel said in a statement.
“But today, a Republican poll observer in Georgia witnessed 53 late absentee ballots illegally added to a stack of on-time absentee ballots in Chatham County. We will not allow Democrat election officials to steal this election from President Trump with late, illegal ballots. President Trump and the Georgia Republican Party have filed suit to require all Georgia counties to separate any and all late-arriving ballots from all legally cast ballots to ensure a free, fair election in which only legal, valid ballots count,” he added.
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He continued: “We look forward to the court swiftly resolving this issue and to President Trump’s upcoming repeat win in Georgia.”
Yesterday, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania to ensure the integrity of the legal vote counting process there. And in a conference call with reporters, campaign manager Bill Stepien: “We are declaring a victory in Pennsylvania.”
The Trump campaign has taken legal action to ensure that that legal ballot counting process is not compromised and Justin Clark, Trump 2020 Deputy Campaign Manager, says the campaign has filed suit to intervene in current litigation in the state about which ballots can be counted and the integrity of that ballot counting process.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime, and President Trump made clear our path forward last night: ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation. Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania. Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it.
“Pennsylvania’s unhinged, radical left Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has tried her hardest to bake in a backdoor to victory for Joe Biden with late, illegal ballots in collusion with the partisan state supreme court. The United States Constitution is clear on this issue: the legislature sets the time, place, and manner of elections in America, not state courts or executive officials. As the President has rightly said, the Supreme Court must resolve this crucial contested legal question, so President Trump’s Campaign is moving to intervene in the existing Supreme Court litigation over the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s unlawful extension of the mail-in ballot receipt deadline. The law is on President Trump’s side: as the Eighth Circuit just said, to change the ballot receipt deadline is in fact a change of the time, place, and manner of the election—and only a state legislature or the United States Congress can do that under the Constitution.
“In addition to the Trump Campaign’s motion to intervene in Pennsylvania Republican Party v. Boockvar, we are taking two additional critical legal actions today to ensure the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election. We are suing to stop Democrat election officials from hiding the ballot counting and processing from our Republican poll observers—observers whose only job is to make sure every valid ballot is counted, and counted once. The eyes of the country are on Pennsylvania, but Pennsylvania has kept eyes off of the absentee ballot counting process all along, and that must stop today. In Philadelphia and elsewhere, Democrat officials forced our observers to stay 25 feet or more from the counting process, leaving no meaningful way whatsoever for our observers to do their jobs. We are also suing to temporarily halt counting until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can ensure all counting is done above board and by the law.
“The Trump Campaign is also suing to stop Pennsylvania Democrats from breaking the very law that helps America vote—the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). While HAVA requires that states ensure certain first-time voters provide identification in order to vote, Secretary Boockvar—three days ago—re-wrote Pennsylvania Election Code to abuse her unilateral executive fiat and move the deadline for absentee and mail-in voters to provide missing proof of identification well past the deadline. Without our action, Pennsylvanians, and possibly all Americans, may be forced to wait yet another several days for the outcome of the election – all because of the Secretary’s ridiculous eleventh-hour guidance that directly violates the Election Code.
“With these key actions, President Trump is telling all Americans he will do whatever it takes to ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation.”
The campaign of President Donald trump has filed a lawsuit in the state of Michigan after it says election officials there prevented its officials from observing the vote counting process. The campaign wants to ensure the integrity of the vote tabulation in the key battleground state that is one of several that will determine the outcome of the election.
The decision comes after the Trump team indicated it will request a recount of the votes in Wisconsin.
With the outcome of the 2020 presidential election still very much in doubt and recounts, investigations and potential lawsuits likely looming, the head of President Donald trump campaign said yesterday morning he believes the president has a pathway to victory based on their estimation of the remaining battleground states.