A judge in Chatham County, Georgia, on Thursday dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit over the state’s handling of absentee ballots.
Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass tossed the lawsuit after only an hourlong hearing.
“Having read and considered said petition, all argument and evidence of record, including the evidence presented at the hearing, and the applicable law, the Court finds that there is no evidence that the ballots referenced in the petition were received after 7:00 p.m. on election day, thereby making those ballots invalid,” said Bass.
“Additionally, there is no evidence that the Chatham County Board of Elections or the Chatham County Board of Registrars has failed to comply with the law.”
The Trump campaign said the lawsuit sought all state 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.”
There are approximately 47,277 ballots still outstanding as of 2:40 P.M. EST today, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Read more…