The Trump campaign has filed another lawsuit in the state of Georgia, which, if proven true, could potentially disqualify almost 150,000 votes.
This would be more than enough to overturn the results of Georgia’s election, since Joe Biden currently leads in the state by just under 12,000 votes.
Georgia-based conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who has been highly critical of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits so far, dubbed this new filing “worth watching.”
“For those keeping score at home, the Trump campaign has finally filed a serious, credible lawsuit to overturn an election,” Erickson wrote. “It is in Georgia and is 100% data-based – no conspiracies, machine algorithms, etc. This is the case worth watching.”
In a subsequent tweet, he added, “While I remain skeptical, it is the first case the Trump team has filed that is based on actual voting data that alleges a number of people voted who should not have and their voting exceeded the margin of victory. They have names of the voters.”
The lawsuit alleges thousands of people voted illegally in the 2020 General Election, including:
- 2,560 felons with uncompleted sentences.
- 66,247 underage voters.
- 2,423 unregistered voters.
- 4,926 individuals who were registered in another state.
- 395 “double voters” who voted in Georgia and another state.
- 15,700 people who had changed their address before the election.
- 40,279 individuals who moved across county lines before election day.
- 1,043 people who registered using a P.O. Box as their home address.
- 98 individuals who registered to vote after the deadline.
- 8,718 deceased voters.
The Trump campaign is also alleging that 305,701 individuals voted who requested an absentee ballot more than 180 days before election day, even though this is prohibited under state law. Georgia state law says individuals can request an absentee ballot “not more than 180 days prior to the date of the primary or election.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the results of the November 3 election on Monday, December 7, thereby handing former Vice President Biden Georgia’s 16 Electoral College electors. The college will meet to officially decide the presidential election on December 14.
If a court wishes to overturn the results of the election, delay or reverse the state’s certified electors, or provide another remedy to the Trump campaign based on its latest lawsuit, time is quickly expiring.
Legal eagle Andrew McCarthy, a contributing editor at National Review, wrote for the publication that the lawsuit is the campaign’s “best legal challenge mustered so far” and that, “If the complaint’s allegations were to prove true… it would not be unreasonable to believe that illegal votes more than accounted for Biden’s margin of victory.”
However, should President Trump win Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes, Vice President Biden would still be elected president on December 14 unless the president can get the results of Arizona and Pennsylvania, where Biden currently leads, also reversed.
Based on this fact, McCarthy concludes, “Biden would still win the presidency even in the highly unlikely event that the state’s election outcome were reversed. Still, the new Georgia lawsuit raises significant and highly specific claims of illegality. The state government should answer them point-by-point, and promptly.”
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