Throughout the 2020 presidential election, there have been warnings about the propensity for fraud and cheating. Many of these warnings stem around improper management of absentee ballots, ballot harvesting, voting by mail, etc.
Republicans across the country have legally challenged various aspects of the 2020 presidential election; attorneys representing President Trump have also done the same and sought to overturn various Biden wins on the merits that fraud and corruption engendered these wins.
Thus far, the lawsuits, cases, and appeals being brought forward are not quite working out so well. In fact, Newsmax confirms that a federal judge recently tossed Georgia Republicans’ case to do away with early voting absentee ballot drop boxes used for the state’s ongoing senatorial runoffs.
What to Know About the Failed Case in Georgia
In the now-dismissed case, Georgia Republicans argued that absentee ballot drop boxes for early voting may engender fraud. The GOP in the Peach State also made the case that local election officials should be disallowed from opening envelopes containing ballots prior to Election Day.
✅ Vote Early
✅ Win Georgia
✅ Save America#GASen
— GAGOP (@GaRepublicans) December 18, 2020
Chief Judge Randall Hall with the Southern District of Georgia didn’t go for the claims submitted by Georgia Republicans. The federal judge dismissed the case, stating that Georgia Republicans lacked “standing.” Judge Hall furthermore determined that altering election rules so close to the senatorial runoffs would be improper.
Nearly one million Georgians have already cast their ballots in the special election. Of those almost one million, more than 427,000 residents voted via absentee ballot.
The failed case in Georgia arrived as multiple state elections officials remain under fire for their handling of the 2020 presidential race.
Voting in the Georgia Senate Runoffs
Traditionally, participation in runoff elections is lower than the races preceding them. Republicans also have a history of winning runoffs; although, the high stakes of the current Georgia races may engender stronger turnout than seen in past elections.
Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Columbus and Macon. Today and tomorrow, first son Donald Trump Jr. will also arrive in the Southern part of Georgia to campaign for both Republican senators.
Thank you Macon, GA! Together, we are fighting for integrity in our elections, and we are fighting to HOLD THE LINE in the United States Senate! We must Defend the Majority and send @Perduesenate and @KLoeffler back to Capitol Hill! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Lmzc2Dq6Mw
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) December 17, 2020
Conservatives are warning that preserving accomplishments, making future progress, and stopping Democrats’ radical socialist agenda is reliant upon re-electing Perdue and Loeffler. Between now and December 31, Georgians will be able to vote early; likewise, January 5, 2021 marks the final day for state residents to vote in the Senate runoffs.
What do you think of the unsuccessful case brought forward by Georgia Republicans? Do you have concerns about early voting drop boxes for absentee ballots? Let us know down in the comments section below!