President Donald J. Trump just filed a lawsuit on New Year’s Eve demanding that a federal judge decertify the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, alleging that illegal voting occurred and therefore the results were invalid. Previous lawsuit attempts have been unsuccessful. Trump is promising “big things” are happening in the next few weeks.
President Trump files another lawsuit to stop the steal
The lawsuit, filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in their official capacities, claims the existence of violations of election law that “have resulted in more than 11,779 ‘illegal’ votes to be counted in the State of Georgia which is sufficient to change the outcome of the election or place the outcome in doubt.” President-elect Joe Biden won the state by exactly 11,779 votes.
Multiple federal fudges have chastised Trump’s lawyers and his GOP defenders for filing the lawsuits, accusing them of trying to subvert the will of the voters by getting judges to overturn a free and fair election.
“Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, in a decision in November tossing out a Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in Pennsylvania. “Ballots, not briefs, decide elections.”
.@realDonaldTrump arrives at Georgia rally:
"There is no way we lost Georgia. There is no way. That was a rigged election but we're still fighting it.
I've had two elections. I've won both of them, it's amazing. And I actually did much better on the second one." pic.twitter.com/f76rRBVNxK
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 5, 2021
Trump claims victory in Georgia
Some patriots are losing hope. Even if Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes were removed from Biden’s column, Biden would still have 290, more than the 270 needed to win. Trump would then need to flip another key swing state for a victory. Time is running out.
Georgia has already certified its election results; the electors in the state cast their ballots on Dec. 14. Also, the so-called safe harbor deadline to resolve disputes about the election results in the courts passed on Dec. 8.
The last step in the process is for Congress to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, which it is scheduled to do on Wednesday. More than 140 Republican lawmakers plan to object to the certification. It’s going to be an interesting few weeks, that’s for sure.
— 🇺🇸Maggie VandenBerghe🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) January 5, 2021