Update on a lawsuit in Georgia.
This lawsuit would overturn the results of the Senate runoff.
The case was dismissed but the decision will be appealed.
A lawsuit in Georgia seeking to overturn the results of the state’s twin U.S. Senate runoff elections in January was dismissed by a judge during a hearing on Monday.
Judge Brian Amero of Henry County’s Superior Court rejected the case filed by plaintiff Michael Daugherty, a Fulton County resident, who claimed the Senate runoff contests, both won by Democrats, were plagued by misconduct and sought a new election with paper ballots.
Amero agreed with the defendants in the case — including Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as well as Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — who argued the lawsuit was filed too late and was properly served, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Daugherty, who said he would appeal the decision, alleged ballots were improperly tabulated at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on election night in November prior to the January runoff elections. Those allegations were investigated and dismissed by officials with the secretary of state’s office.
Daugherty also alleged the state’s Dominion Voting Systems machines did not count votes accurately. Dominion has filed lawsuits against a slew of pro-Trump attorneys who made similar allegations, and election officials have vehemently denied these charges of malfeasance. The company filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a similar suit against lawyer Sidney Powell, and a $1 billion suit against My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.
2020 Election Integrity: Georgia – Under The Radar – Daugherty vs. Raffensperger – "challenging as invalid the GA U.S. Senate races" – Update – Case Dismissed, Will Go to Appealhttps://t.co/dSvgyDmGuo
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Attorney Todd Harding says the state of GA has right to legislate regarding elections. We’re talking about GA election law. Case was filed in timely manner as required by law.
Harding says Ossoff has never filed anything to this court. Judge asks when he was served. Ossoff served last just week and just filed his motion to dismiss. Harding says the runoff IS a continuation of the election and this case valid. Harding states Daugherty only needs to offer evidence at trial, not at filing of complaint. That is the purpose of discovery. Harding says Daugherty within GA law up to five days after election. Harding says both Senators avoided service for months.
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