The Trump 2020 campaign and the Georgia Republican party filed lawsuits in the state on Wednesday, alleging that officials in a Democratic-leaning county were counting votes for the presidential race received after the polls. ends on Tuesday.
Trump’s campaign also filed two other lawsuits – in the battlefields of Michigan and Pennsylvania – over the vote count. Fox News’s Decision Desk called Michigan for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
The Georgia case was filed with the Superior Court of Chatham County, a residential center that includes Savannah. At the beginning of Thursday, Biden had won the district with a 16-point gap from Trump.
The lawsuit requires a judge to ensure that county officials are keeping track of all late mailed ballots ̵1; but not counting them, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The filing included an affidavit in which a registered pollster claimed that he had seen at least 53 late ballots mixed with others, according to The Hill.
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“We will not allow Democratic election officials to steal this election from President Trump with late, illegal votes,” said campaign deputy chief Justin Clark in a statement. “President Trump and the Georgia Republican have filed a request for all Georgia counties to separate any and all late ballots from all legally voted ballots to ensure a self-election. due, fairness, in which only legal, valid votes are counted ”.
David Shafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, tweeted on Wednesday that he authorized the party’s attorneys to file an urgent petition against the Chatham County Elections Council to “enforce election laws and prevent illegally tally absentee ballots received after an election ”.
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The lawsuit says that failure to ensure late ballots are kept separate from on-time votes “as required by Georgia law, harms the interests of Operation Trump and President Trump as it could lead to to the dilution of President Trump’s legitimate support votes, “according to Journal-Constitution.
Chatham County election supervisor Russell Bridges said he didn’t know about the lawsuit, but when asked by The Current, a Savannah regional news report, he said Shafer didn’t know what he was talking about.
“If he is observing something in our absent center, there is a control over everything that moves through that building. “If someone mixes something or moves something, it’s recorded and calculated,” he said.
The Chatham County Election Commission has yet to officially comment on the lawsuit.
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Trump had a leading position in the state when polls first closed but after the mailed ballots started counting in the next few hours, his leading position dropped significantly. just over 23,000 with more votes will be counted in Democratic Party strongholds as early as Thursday.