The prominent attorney who famously represented Nicholas Sandmann filed a lawsuit on Friday against Georgia’s secretary of state and the election board to stop the certification of the 2020 election results.
Wood’s lawsuit cites a March settlement allowed changes in how signatures matching on absentee ballots is conducted. Under the secret agreement with Marc Elias (a former Clinton lawyer) the absentee ballot clerk determines if the signature doesn’t match and then must get two other reviewers to agree as well.
Wood’s lawsuit state that the Secretary of State and the election board had no legal authority to make that change.
I filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Atlanta to establish that the March 6, 2020 Consent Agreement by the GA Secretary of State rendered UNLAWFUL the 11/3 GA general election.
I am right under established law. https://t.co/3FBMWlPDmC
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 13, 2020
The Hill reports:
In Wood’s lawsuit, the attorney argues that this change was made “unilaterally” and “without the approval or direction of the Georgia General Assembly.”
“Allowing a single party to write rules for reviewing signatures is not ‘conducive to the fair … conduct of primaries and elections’ or ‘consistent with law,’” the lawsuit reads.
Wood adds, “As a result, the inclusion and tabulation of absentee ballots for the general election (and potentially, for all future elections held within this state) is improper and must not be permitted.”
Georgia’s Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said Wood’s lawsuit is “silly.”
“Signature match is intact and the General Assembly passed legislation to allow voters who failed to include a signature time to add one,” Fuchs said, according to 11Alive, NBC’s Atlanta affiliate station. “Fulton County only had one rejected ballot in 2018 and now they have thousands. We strengthened signature match, and will continue to do so, period.”
President Trump also commented on the lawsuit.
….What are they trying to hide. They know, and so does everyone else. EXPOSE THE CRIME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020
The question I have is, what the heck is going on in Georgia?
Why would Republicans make these kinds of deals with Democrats?
November 15, 2020