Georgia Asked to Vacate Election Results by Trump Campaign Lawyer
The Peach State has become an electoral battleground in recent weeks.
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.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.
Trending Now on Liberty Hub
DeSantis Drops Legal TRUTH BOMB About Trump Indictment
Trump Loses Support of Former Governor as ’24 Turbulence Continues
Trump Drops Unmistakable Warning to DeSantis Staff
VIDEO: Biden Slammed for LAUGHING About Christian School Attack
TRUMP UP A NOTCH: The Don Takes Aim at Alvin Bragg with Baseball Bat
Woolly Mammoth Meatball Conjures Curiosity and Controversy
Notable Conservative Seeks Crowdfunding for Cancer Treatment
Join the conversation!
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it, please mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.