- The Washington Times - Friday, December 4, 2020

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit Friday contesting the election results in Georgia, challenging more than 100,000 votes the president’s team says were unlawful.

After two recounts, presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden won the state by 12,670 votes, or 0.2%. Georgia officials have dismissed allegations of election irregularities or voter fraud.

The president’s legal team, though, has insisted there was widespread voter fraud through mail-in balloting.

The lawsuit says tens of thousands of illegal votes were tabulated, including 2,560 from felons, 2,423 from unregistered people, 66,247 underage voters, 1,043 people who were registered at post office boxes instead of actual residences, 4,926 people who moved and did not re-register in their new county, and another 30,000 to 40,000 absentee ballots lacking signature matching.

“Due to significant systemic misconduct, fraud and other irregularities occurring during the election process, many thousands of illegal votes were cast, counted, and included in the tabulations from the contested election for the office of the president of the United States, thereby creating substantial doubt regarding the results of that election,” the lawsuit read.

Ray S. Smith III, counsel for Mr. Trump’s campaign, said the Georgia secretary of state is preparing to certify results that contain tens of thousands of unlawful votes.

“The massive irregularities, mistakes and potential fraud violate the Georgia Election Code, making it impossible to know with certainty the actual outcome of the presidential race in Georgia,” Mr. Smith said.

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