Lin Wood Files Emergency Petition in Supreme Court Seeking to Block Georgia Runoff
Attorney Lin Wood on Dec. 30 filed an emergency petition in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to block next week’s Georgia Senate runoff election, days after his lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge.
Wood, an attorney with President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, filed his petition (pdf) on Wednesday seeking a judge’s order to halt the Jan. 5, 2021 runoff races for U.S. Senate in Georgia, “until such time as the respondents agree to comply with the Georgia Legislature’s prescribed election procedures.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Vice Chair of the Georgia State Election Board Rebecca N. Sullivan, members of the Georgia State Election Board David J. Worley, Matthew Mashburn, and Anh Le are listed as respondents.
The attorney’s petition also requests that a judge orders the preservation of election related materials, and asks that election officials produce one voting machine used in the Nov. 3 presidential election from each Georgia county for forensic examination.
It comes just days after Wood filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta earlier this month, saying the secretary of state’s office violated the law in how it handled absentee and mail-in ballots during the Nov. 3 election. Wood argued that the state’s process to verify signatures on ballots was flawed, among other allegations.
Wood’s request for injunctive relief was denied by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. on Dec. 28, saying that the allegations in the lawsuit are speculative, while asserting that Wood lacked standing.
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