The following article, Trump Team Files Major Lawsuit In Georgie Over Vote-Counting As Margin Narrows, was first published on Flag And Cross.
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, along with the Republican Party of the state of Georgia, have filed a lawsuit in the state as of Wednesday, alleging that officials in a county that is known to lean Democrat were counting ballots that were received after the polls closed Tuesday night.
Trump’s campaign has also filed lawsuits int several other states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania concerning issues with vote counting. Michigan has been called by several outlets for Joe Biden.
The Georgia lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County, a population center that includes Savannah. As of early Thursday Biden was winning the county by a 16-point margin over Trump.
The lawsuit asks a judge to make sure county officials are keeping track of all late-arriving mail-in ballots — but not counting them, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The filing includes an affidavit in which a registered poll worker claims he saw at least 53 late ballots mixed in with others, according to The Hill.
“We will not allow Democrat election officials to steal this election from President Trump with late, illegal ballots,” President Trump’s deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said. “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.”
David Shafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, tweeted out Wednesday that he had given attorneys for the party the authorization to file emergency petitions against the Chatham County Board of Elections to help “enforce election laws and prevent the unlawful counting of absentee ballots received after the election.”
I have authorized lawyers for the Georgia Republican Party to file an emergency petition against the Chatham County Board of Elections to enforce election laws and prevent the unlawful counting of absentee ballots received after the election.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 4, 2020
A report from the Journal-Constitution says, “The lawsuit said that failing to make sure late-arriving ballots are kept separate from on-time ones ‘as required under Georgia law, harms the interests of the Trump Campaign and President Trump because it could lead to the dilution of legal votes cast in support of President Trump.'”
The president was enjoying a very solid lead when the polls in Georgia first closed, but as the mail-in ballots started rolling in, his lead took a nose dive, leaving him with a small lead with 23,000 votes still to be counted in Democratic strongholds in the state.
This whole election is just an absolute mess. Clearly, Democrats were up to some funny business, which they had probably been planning for quite some time.
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