Georgia Decertification Challenge #1

November 26, 2020

Lawsuit filed by individual voters seeking to de-certify Georgia’s election results based on allegations that Dominion Voting equipment “rigged” the election in favor of President Joe Biden. The district court partially granted the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order asking the state to preserve election materials, but did not grant their request to block the transmission of certified election results, which the plaintiffs immediately appealed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 11th Circuit dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction as the plaintiffs had appealed a non-final order, sending the case back down to the district court to continue. The district court dismissed the case, which was again appealed to the 11th Circuit. The plaintiffs simultaneously petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for injunctive relief, an “extraordinary request” they claimed was necessary in light of time constraints before the Electoral College met. The Supreme Court denied their motion to expedite the case, and the parties entered a stipulation of dismissal before the 11th Circuit and Supreme Court.