Attorney Sues to Stop Georgia Certifying Election Results Without Review of Signatures

A prominent Atlanta attorney has sued Georgia’s Secretary of State and election officials in a bid to stop the certification of election results, claiming that election rules changed by state officials could have invalidated absentee ballots cast in the 2020 election. Lin Wood, a lawyer well known for representing Richard Jewell in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomb threat case, filed a lawsuit on Friday arguing that an agreement between election officials and the state’s Democrat Party that changed the process of handling absentee ballots in Georgia was unconstitutional. Under the U.S. Constitution, only state legislatures and Congress can prescribe the “times, places, and manner of holding elections.” He argues that the state officials were unauthorized to change the manner of processing absentee ballots in a way that was contrary with the state election code, and hence, the counting of absentee ballots for the general election in the state is therefore “improper and must not …

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