President Trump’s latest attempt to overturn November’s election result in Georgia have been stopped short after a federal judge rejected Trump’s emergency injunction filed Dec. 31, 2020. The Trump team filed the injunction requesting the court decertify the election adding that the courts must hear the case before Jan. 6th, the day Congress is set to vote to certify the Electoral College votes. District Court Judge Mark Cohen pointed to the problematic timing of the request and that the lack of evidence that lawyers for the GA governor and secretary of states had received the complaint in his rejection of the injunction.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports:
“Although Plaintiffs counsel could have requested through this Court’s ECF filing system an immediate hearing over this past holiday weekend, and obtained a hearing before the duty district Judge, counsel did not do so. Consequently, this Court was not informed of these filings until this morning at 9:38 a.m. when the case was assigned,” Cohen wrote.
At a rally in Georgia Monday night, Trump repeated numerous times his claims of election fraud, which have been rejected by election officials — Republican as well as Democratic in state after state — and courts up to the U.S. Supreme Court. His former attorney general, William Barr, also has said there is no evidence of fraud that could change the election outcome.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff have stated multiple times that there has been no evidence of widespread wrongdoing that would change the outcome of the election.
Also on Monday, a federal judge rejected a different lawsuit filed by two lawmakers, voting rights groups and others seeking to overturn that state’s election results in Wisconsin, Georgia, and four other swing states where Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump.
The rejection comes after a long string of failed lawsuits seeking to overturn the election’s results in favor of President Trump. Trump has yet to concede the presidential election to Joe Biden.