Instead, the discovery of new uncounted votes and other alleged recount irregularities may yield an even greater loss of trust in the results.
Last night, I filed an Emergency Motion for Injunctive Relief against GA Secretary of State.
Relief sought includes an order prohibiting certification which includes defective absentee ballots & requiring that a hand recount be performed.https://t.co/rHOU0buzro
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 18, 2020
Lin Wood, whose work defending teenage Trump supporters Nicholas Sandmannn and Kyle Rittenhouse has turned him into something of a conservative celebrity, sued Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday in a bid to block the state’s post-recount certification of the results, still appearing to favor Democrat Joe Biden.
“As a result of the defendants’ violations of the United States Constitution and other election laws, Georgia’s election tallies are suspect and tainted with impropriety,” said the lawsuit.
“Thus, this Court should issue an injunction to bar the certification of those results until Plaintiff’s substantive claims can be heard to ensure that Georgia’s electoral process is restored to a system of fairness,” it said.
The case mirrored strategies in other tossup states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada, where Trump’s legal team has pursued an array of challenges over the administration of the election and the integrity of the vote.
A loss in Georgia would be a major setback to President Donald Trump’s re-election effort, where he currently trails Biden in projected electoral votes 290-232, according to Fox News.
In addition to holding the traditionally red, Southern state, Trump must successfully challenge the projected outcomes in at least two other states where Democrat officials are likely to put up unyielding resistance, making inevitable a trip to the US Supreme Court.
Nonetheless, Republicans have focused much of their recent ire on Raffensperger, who allegedly mismanaged the vote count after striking a deal with left-wing activist Stacey Abrams, the failed Democrat candidate in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race.
As Trump’s attorneys have said in Pennsylvania, however, the Georgia lawsuit says Raffensperger lacked the authority to approve a deal that would change election laws.
Among the concerns Wood raised was a claim that county-level election officials had been instructed to use the original ballot count instead of the recount totals, the NOQ Report said.
I have irrefutable evidence that GA local election officials were instructed by state to report original vote totals & NOT report recount totals which are different.
These people are corrupt to point of criminality. They are intentionally engaged in fraud in a federal election.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 18, 2020
At least 5,000 uncounted votes in two counties that favored Trump were discovered during the recount, with suggestions that a third county may also have misplaced some of its results.
Floyd County, GA: After a FULL day of rescanning, counting, & software techs troubleshooting, election officials (while VERY transparent), still had NO answer as to what caused 2700 votes to go uncounted. Dominion techs said they could not comment. Listen to this! @RealAmVoice pic.twitter.com/v6j9lMatXH
— Heather Mullins – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) (@TalkMullins) November 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Georgia was also under scrutiny for its use of Dominion Voting Systems, which some expert data scientists believe may have toggled a race-weighting algorithm to delete Trump votes or transfer them to Biden in GOP-heavy counties.
Despite the many suspicions raised, Georgia was due to complete the recount on Wednesday, with Raffensperger continuing to insist that Trump was to blame for the loss.
He claimed that by discouraging constituents from using the absentee vote process, Trump had “depressed” the votes of 24,000 Republicans who had voted in the state’s primary elections but never turned out for the general election.
“Those 24,000 people did not vote in the fall,” Raffensperger said, according to the Huffington Post.
“They did not vote absentee because they were told by the president, ‘Don’t vote absentee. It’s not secure.’ But then they did not come out and vote in person,” he continued, adding that Trump “actually depressed, suppressed his own voting base.”
Biden had an edge of just under 14,000 votes in the unofficial tallies as of Wednesday afternoon.