ACTIVE CASES/PENDING SUPREME COURT PETITIONS
Trump v. Kemp (1:20-cv-05310)
President Donald Trump files a federal lawsuit against Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger seeking to de-certify 2020 election results in Georgia over allegations that thousands of ballots were “illegally” cast and counted. Trump’s legal team claimed in the lawsuit that through Georgia election officials actions “unqualified individuals” were able to register and vote during the 2020 general election, including convicted felons still serving their sentence, underage individuals, unregistered aor late-registered individuals, people who had registered to vote in other states, people who had moved across county lines, dead people, people who had registered using a P.O. Box, church, or courthouse instead of their residence. They claim that the violation had resulted in more than 11,779 ‘illegal’ votes being cast and counted.
Dec. 31: Lawsuit filed. Motion for an expedited declaration and injunction filed.
Jan. 5: Federal judge rejects motion.
Pearson v. Kemp (District: 1:20-cv-04809; Appeals: 20-14480; U.S. Supreme Court: 20-816)
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.
Nov. 27: Plaintiffs file a motion for injunctive relief
Dec. 1: Judge postpones a scheduled Dec. 4 hearing (pdf)
Dec. 2: Federal appeals court grants plaintiff’s request to expedite the appeal, after Powell sought an emergency appeal from the Eleventh Circuit. Powell was seeking a statewide order after a district judge temporarily blocked election officials from wiping or altering Dominion Voting Systems machines in only three counties.
Dec. 4: Eleventh Circuit dismisses Powell’s appeal, ruling that they do not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The judges allowed the case to proceed in the district court.
Dec. 7: Federal judge dismisses case, ruling that the plaintiffs have no legal standing to sue. Powell filed a notice of appeal.
Dec. 11: Powell’s team files an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dec. 15: Supreme Court dockets case.
Dec. 30: Powell’s team ask court to consolidate all four related-cases filed by the lawyer on behalf of Republican electors.
Wood v. Raffensperger (District: 1:20-cv-04651; Appeals: 20-14418; U.S. Supreme Court: 20-799)
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.
Dec. 5: 11th Circuit upholds Nov. 19 ruling by a federal judge. Wood indicated on Dec. 6 that he plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dec. 11: The Supreme Court dockets Lin Wood’s appeal. The appeal was filed on Dec. 8.
Favorito v. Cooney (State Court: 2020CV343938)
A group of Georgian voters are demanding a “forensic inspection” of mail-in ballots in the county from the Nov. 3 presidential election. After Garland Favorito, a tabulation observer, noticed abnormalities to the election results he reported it to state officials and made an open record request for the interim upload results. other petitioners in the case are also alleging a range of election irregularities during the counting and auditing of ballots.
Dec. 23: Petition filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County.
Trump v. Raffensperger (2020CV343255; Georgia Supreme Court: S21M0561)
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed an election contest in Georgia on Dec. 4 alleging that several Georgia election officials committed “repeated violations of the election code” which “constituted an abandonment of the legislature’s duly enacted framework for conducting the election and for choosing presidential electors, contrary to Georgia law and the United States Constitution.” The campaign is asking the court to declare that ineligible voters cast votes during the Nov. 3 election, void the results of the election, and order a new presidential election in the state, among other remedies.
Dec. 4: Election contest filed.
Dec. 11: Trump asks Georgia’s Supreme Court to review the case.
Dec. 12: Georgia Supreme Court rejected the request for an emergency petition.
Dec. 30: Case reassigned to a lower court judge, who sets hearing and trial for the case for Jan. 8.