Georgia Supreme Court Declines to Hear Trump Lawsuit Ahead of Electoral College Vote

Georgia Supreme Court Declines to Hear Trump Lawsuit Ahead of Electoral College Vote
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, 2020. (Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
Jack Phillips

Georgia’s Supreme Court declined to hear an election challenge filed by President Donald Trump’s team ahead of the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote.

The court said that it “lacks the jurisdiction to consider the petition and rejects it,” Fox News reported.

The appeal from Trump’s team asked the Georgia Supreme Court to consider the merits of the case before Dec. 14. It wasn’t clear why the court made its decision to reject the case.

The team filed the lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court before appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Trump had filed the suit on Dec. 4, but the Fulton County Superior Court clerk’s office rejected it due to his attorneys not filling out paperwork correctly. It was corrected shortly afterward.

Trump’s lawsuit in Georgia alleged that tens of thousands of people voted illegally in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said there’s no evidence of voter fraud that would overturn the result of the election.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan—which drew support from about 20 other states. Paxton argued that last-minute changes to ballot-integrity measures in the four states weakened the integrity of the overall general election.

Despite the legal setbacks, Trump told Fox News in an interview released Dec. 13 that “no, it’s not over.”

“We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,” Trump said.

“We’re going to speed it up as much as we can, but you can only go so fast,” Trump told the network. “They give us very little time. But we caught them, as you know, as fraudulent, dropping ballots, doing so many things, nobody can even believe it.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: