President Trump’s legal team has been focused on a number of key states in their fight to overturn the results of the 2020 election, with lawsuits, hearings, and affidavits piling up in places like Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and beyond.
Some of the most heated arguments regarding the election have come to us from Georgia, where Governor Brian Kemp has refuted calls by the President to use his “emergency powers” to intervene in the process.
Pro-Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell have even suggested that Georgians refuse to vote in the coming Senate runoff races should the Republican candidates not forcefully defend the President’s position.
On Thursday, a lawyer for the Trump campaign made another rather large request in the Peach State.
Ray Smith, lead attorney for the Trump campaign in Georgia, announced Thursday before the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Subcommittee that the campaign will be filing a petition to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Smith said that the court filing will call for a new election in the state, before going on to call on Georgia lawmakers to choose their state’s electors themselves.
“Because of irregularities and abject failure of the secretary of state of this state and the counties to properly conduct of the election it is impossible — impossible — to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election,” Smith said. He then noted that a typical remedy for such a problem would be to have a new election.
“That would certainly be a possible remedy in the instance and we are asking the court to order a new election,” he continued. “However, because the presidential election is actually a delegation of your constitutional duties as a legislature, you as a Georgia legislature are the body that is to choose the presidential electors.”
Governor Kemp and the Georgia elections team have consistently, and sometimes dramatically, defended themselves against insinuations of wrongdoing.
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