Pearson et al v. Kemp et al
Lawyer Sidney Powell is representing a group of Republican plaintiffs seeking to invalidate the election results in Georgia over allegations of “massive fraud” in particular ballot stuffing and voter manipulation through the use of the Dominion voting system. The suit alleges, citing expert analysis, that at least 96,600 votes were illegally counted during the Georgia 2020 general election. Powell filed the suit on behalf of plaintiffs including Republican Party nominees for the electoral college, the chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party Jason Shepherd, and the Assistant Secretary of the Georgia Republican Party, Brian Jay Van Gundy.
Nov. 25: Lawsuit filed in federal court.
John Wood v. Raffensperger
The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit on behalf of John Wood, president of the Georgia Voters Alliance, asking the court to nullify the state’s election results due to significant allegations of voting irregularities. The lawsuit alleges that over 150,000 “illegal votes” were counted, while over 40,000 “legal votes” were not counted. Illegal votes were ones where voters voted where they did not reside, were out-of-state residents voting in Georgia, or double votes occurred. Meanwhile, some 20,000 absentee ballots were requested which were not asked for by the person identified in Georgia’s database
Nov. 25: Lawsuit filed.
Wood v. Raffensperger (District: 1:20-cv-04651/Appeals: 20-14418)
Lin Wood, an attorney with Trump’s reelection campaign sued Georgia’s Secretary of State and election officials in a bid to stop the certification of election results, claiming that election rules unconstitutionally changed by state officials could have invalidated absentee ballots cast in the 2020 election.
Nov. 13: Lawsuit filed.
Nov. 16: Amended complaint filed.
Nov. 19: Federal judge denies a request to block the certification of the state’s election results. The judge ruled that Wood lacked legal standing as an individual voter to challenge Georgia’s election procedures. Wood hinted that he will file an appeal in the 11th Circuit.
Nov. 24: Wood’s lawyers file an emergency appeal to the 11th Circuit court.
Nov. 25: Appeals court grants Wood’s motion for expedited review of the case.
Nov. 19: Georgia finishes its statewide risk-limiting hand count audit of the 2020 election results and “upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast.” The Trump campaign is disputing the results, arguing that the hand recount did not include a signature matching process and so “simply recounted all of its illegal ballots.”
Nov. 21: The Trump campaign requests a new recount citing a lack of signature matching and “other vital safeguards” during the risk-limiting audit.
Nov. 24: Poll workers across Georgia begin a machine recount of roughly 5 million votes cast in the 2020 presidential election.
In Re: Enforcement of Election Laws and Securing Ballots Cast or Received After 7:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020
The Trump campaign and the Georgia Republican Party filed a lawsuit in Georgia alleging that absentee ballots were improperly counted after the state’s deadline. A judge in Georgia dismissed the lawsuit on Nov. 5.