The petition wants a judge to ensure that Chatham County election officials account for all absentee ballots.
“A considerable degree of confusion can still exist as to whether ballots received after 7:00 pm can be legalized in Georgia – and they cannot,” the petition stated.
Neither the Chatham County Elections Council and the county attorney immediately responded to a request for comment on the lawsuit late on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said earlier on Wednesday that every legal vote must be counted.
“We held an election that was a safe, affordable, and responsible election for all eligible voters to access,”
; Raffensperger said at a press conference on the state Capitol. “All legal votes in Georgia will count.”
But others say the lawsuit was a Republican last-minute attempt to keep Trump in the White House.
Lauren Groh-Wargo, CEO of Fair Fight Action, said: “Trump’s campaign knows he’s losing across the country and his extremely fragile lead in Georgia is evolving. lost. Georgia what he’s looking to do everywhere: stop qualified voters from hearing their voice.