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US election 2020: Georgia judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Republicans over count of ballots

A Georgia state court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Georgia Republicans to prevent the “unlawful counting of ballots received after the election” in Savannah.

They filed the lawsuit after a poll watcher for the party allegedly viewed unprocessed absentee ballots mixed in with absentee ballots that were set to be tabulated.

Judge James F. Bass made the ruling orally in court Thursday morning, and it was filed with the court this afternoon.

The state Republican party and the Trump campaign said they filed the court documents in Chatham County Superior Court on Wednesday evening after a party poll watcher “witnessed absentee ballots that had not been properly processed apparently mixed into a pile of absentee ballots that was already set to be tabulated. The proper chain of custody for the ballots was not followed,” they alleged according to court documents.

The ballots in question were small in number: “one stack of three ballots, and the second stack of fifty-three ballots,” according to a copy of the filing provided by the state Republican party.

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