As Georgia focuses on the Senate runoff election, Donald Trump’s lawyers quietly filed a lawsuit seeking to decertify the peach state’s presidential election results and President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, ut the attempt was quickly shut down by a federal judge, CNN reports.
Trump sued Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp, seeking the emergency hearing on his request for an injunction.” Judge Mark Cohen held a hearing Tuesday morning and rejected Trump’s motion, according to the News network.
During the hearing, the state argued that the case shouldn’t go forward for multiple reasons, including that “Trump was seeking to disenfranchise millions of voters at the “thirteenth hour,” well after the election was soundly conducted and the results had been recounted, audited and certified.”
The ruling comes amid fallout from Trump’s call to pressure state officials to “find” votes to help him overcome Biden’s lead.
Over 50 lawsuits from Trump and his supporters seeking to overturn election results have been dismissed.