Georgia judge dismisses 2020 presidential election fraud case
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Georgia judge dismisses 2020 presidential election fraud case

A Georgia Superior Court chief judge on Wednesday dismissed a case alleging election fraud against Georgia election officials. Supporters of former US President Donald Trump initiated legal action on December 23, 2020, against individual defendants and Fulton County alleging “violations of their state constitutional equal protection and due process rights.”

The plaintiffs specifically alleged that election officials introduced and counted fraudulent ballots in the November 2020 presidential election in order to dilute the vote for former President Trump.

Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero noted that, even if the plaintiffs’ votes were diluted by fraudulent ballots, no individual voter was disadvantaged by vote dilution. Thus, the plaintiffs would have only a “generalized grievance.” Without a “particularized injury,” the plaintiffs did not suffer an “injury in fact.” Without an “injury in fact”, the plaintiffs lacked an essential element of standing under federal and Georgia law, according to Judge Amero.

Due to the lack of standing, the judge dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims against all five individuals defendants and Fulton County.

Former President Trump made a statement through his website on Wednesday: “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”