President Trump’s campaign, in partnership with the Republican Party of Georgia, have filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, stating that officials in some of the left-leaning counties in the state were counting ballots that were received after the polls closed.
The Trump campaign has also filed similar lawsuits in the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania. Outlets have already called the state of Michigan for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The Georgia lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County, a population center that includes Savannah. As of early Thursday Biden was winning the county by a 16-point margin over Trump.
The lawsuit asks a judge to make sure county officials are keeping track of all late-arriving mail-in ballots — but not counting them, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The filing includes an affidavit in which a registered poll worker claims he saw at least 53 late ballots mixed in with others, according to The Hill.
“We will not allow Democrat election officials to steal this election from President Trump with late, illegal ballots,” Justin Clark, the deputy campaign manager for the president, said in a recently released statement. “President Trump and the Georgia Republican Party have filed suit to require all Georgia counties to separate any and all late-arriving ballots from all legally cast ballots to ensure a free, fair election in which only legal, valid ballots count.”
David Shafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, tweeted Wednesday he had authorized lawyers for the party to file an emergency petition against the Chatham County Board of Elections to “enforce election laws and prevent the unlawful counting of absentee ballots received after the election.”
I have authorized lawyers for the Georgia Republican Party to file an emergency petition against the Chatham County Board of Elections to enforce election laws and prevent the unlawful counting of absentee ballots received after the election.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 4, 2020
The lawsuit noted that not keeping late-arriving ballots separate from on-time ones “as required under Georgia law, harms the interests of the Trump Campaign and President Trump because it could lead to the dilution of legal votes cast in support of President Trump,” according to a report from the folks over at the Journal-Constitution.
Folks, we are once again witnessing the radical left attempting to do anything in their power to stop President Trump and his America first agenda. They’ve been plotting and scheming to find a way to get rid of him from the very beginning.
Unfortunately, there’s a strong possibility this one might actually work.