Georgia Supreme Court to Examine Election Fraud
Georgia’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a state lawsuit regarding election integrity is admissible. The plaintiffs of Caroline Jeffords, et al v. Fulton County, et al claim their votes in the 2020 general election were “diluted by the inclusion of allegedly unlawful ballots in Fulton County.”
- The Court of Appeals of Georgia originally dismissed the case, claiming it had “lack of standing.” The court claimed the plaintiffs failed “to allege a particularized injury.” In other words, they didn’t enumerate a specific wrong done against them personally.
- This followed a similar verdict for Sons of Confederate Veterans v. Henry County Board of Commissioner. The Confederate decision was used as precedent to dismiss the Jeffords case.
Georgia’s Supreme Court disagreed. It overturned the Confederate case in October. An excerpt from the court’s decision:
[O]nly plaintiffs with a cognizable [“capable of being judicially heard and determined”] injury can bring a suit in Georgia courts. Unlike federal law, however, that injury need not always be individualized; sometimes it can be a generalized grievance shared by community members, especially other residents, taxpayers, voters or citizens.
With this precedent, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed to hear the Jeffords case.
The context: During the 2020 presidential elections, Joe Biden won Georgia by the slimmest of margins. There were widespread accusations of voter fraud that stopped a Donald Trump victory. The Georgia court system to this point has refused to take serious action in investigating the allegations. The latest developments could mean this is changing. To learn more, read “Raffensperger Knew About Fulton County Fraud.”