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Trump Files Another Lawsuit in GA Challenging Election Results


What Happened:

  • On Friday, President Trump filed another lawsuit in Georgia challenging the election results. In this latest lawsuit, Trump's legal team alleges several demonstrable incidents in which Georgia's election laws were violated "thousands" of times. The suit also alleges that election officials lied to Republican poll watchers and told them they were done for the day at 10 PM.

  • As written in the lawsuit, "Due to significant systemic misconduct, fraud, and other irregularities...many thousands of illegal votes were cast, counted, and included in the tabulations from the Contested Election for the Office of the President of the United States."

  • The lawsuit comes shortly after a video was released online in which election workers can be seen taking ballots out of sealed cases stored beneath one of the tables. Trump supporters and some Republicans have claimed this as evidence of election fraud.

  • Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and Georgia Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterning, also a Republican, responded that the secretary of state's election investigators have watched the video and concluded it "shows normal ballot processing."

  • Said Sterling, "If you look at the video tape, the work you see is the work you would expect, which is you take the sealed suitcase looking things in, you place the ballots on the scanner in manageable batches and you scan them."

  • Frances Watson, chief investigator for the Georgia secretary of state, also repudiated the claim that Republican poll watchers were asked to leave. Said Watson, "Nobody told them to stay. Nobody told them to leave...It was still open for them or the public to come back in to view at whatever time they wanted to."

  • Biden won Georgia by a 12,670 vote margin. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp called for a signature audit in an interview with Fox News, but only the Secretary of State can make that decision.


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