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Friday, May 13, 2022

A Fulton County judge has rejected former U.S. Sen. David Perdue's request to inspect ballots from the November 2020 election, saying his evidence of voting fraud amounts to "conjecture and paranoia."

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...Perdue's lawsuit claimed fraud had cost him a chance to defeat Democrat Jon Ossoff in November 2020. The two candidates advanced to a January 2021 runoff, which Ossoff won. Perdue's lawsuit cited some of the same discredited allegations of fraud that former President Donald Trump has repeatedly said allowed Joe Biden to win the presidential election in Georgia.

On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Robert C.I. McBurney dismissed the lawsuit and Perdue's request for a "forensic inspection" of absentee ballots. The judge said Perdue's claims consisted of "speculation, conjecture and paranoia " sufficient fodder for talk shows, op-ed pieces and social media platforms, but far short of what would legally justify a court taking such action."

Perdue issued a statement criticizing the ruling.

"Today's ruling is another example of how the establishment continues to cover up what happened in 2020, and we will vigorously appeal the decision," he said. "Courts across the country have been dismissing cases not based on evidence, but because of procedural nonsense."

Don Samuel, an attorney who represented Fulton County in the lawsuit, said McBurney's order, like the orders in similar lawsuits dismissed in state and federal courts, "reflect the judiciary's virtually unanimous rejection of the merits of the lawsuits brought by the losing candidates and their adherents.

"For the plaintiff to decry these lawsuits as procedural nonsense' is the surest sign that the plaintiffs do not understand the rule of law," Samuel wrote....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 02:36 PM | Reply

The man simply knows better but thinks that his best bet for power is outright lying.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-13 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"how the establishment continues to cover up what happened in 2020"

You know what happened in 2020? You got your ass beat. Now shut the ---- up and sit the ---- down.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-13 04:49 PM | Reply

@#3 ... You know what happened in 2020? ...

Yup, the Trump Team and its supporters did a deep probe of the election system to find out its weaknesses.

I have said on multiple occasions that the whole reason for the Cyber Ninjas in the good state of Arizona was not to find problems with the 2020 election, but to find weaknesses in the election processes, machinery and infrastructure so that those weakness could be exploited in 2024.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 06:59 PM | Reply

Conjecture and Paranoia... Great band! They're playing the GOP Convention this year.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-13 07:10 PM | Reply

@#5

I think you may be on to something.


(I'm in a musical mood this evening...)

:)

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 07:26 PM | Reply

The man simply knows better but thinks that his best bet for power is outright lying.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED

And like most lies, Republicans are stupid enough to believe them.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-05-13 07:33 PM | Reply

"how the establishment continues to cover up what happened in 2020"

You know what happened in 2020? You got your ass beat. Now shut the ---- up and sit the ---- down.

#3 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

You want to know what the easiest way to determine what happened and who is the true President?

It's the one who won. It's the one in charge now. Now if Republicans had been successful in overthrowing the election results then Trumpy would be the true sovereign. Because if they would have won then they are the strongest.

So even by Trumpy's and the Trump ---- convoluted logic they are losers and Trumpy does not deserve to be in power.

They lost because they were weak. And they are weak because they lost. And regardless of how weak you think Biden is he won.

Regardless of whatever excuses Trumpy comes up with he lost.

Why do trump ----- keep insisting on worshiping a weak loser wannabe?

So bizarre.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 08:59 PM | Reply

DONNER

"Why do trump ----- keep insisting on worshiping a weak loser wannabe?"

It certainly seems to defy all logic, doesn't it? These third and fourth stringers still showing up, a year and a half later, to fight an embarrassing court battle that's already been shot down dozens of times?

Well, Fulton County is the clue.

It's so ridiculous that now I have to wonder who (and how much) paid Mr. Perdue to make a fool out himself, just to keep the story about election fraud in Fulton County, Georgia in the news cycle.

It sounds a lot like one of Trump's preppers, bemoaning a miscarriage of justice they'll still be whining about in 2024.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-05-14 07:32 AM | Reply

And like most lies, Republicans are stupid enough to believe them.

#7 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Some are stupid, some are delusional, and some understand perfectly it's a lie but it's the lie they really want to believe in.

Something that we have on our side is the tendency these people have to eat one another. Frankly, many of them are not what you call sterling personalities. Liberals have never had the capacity to absorb all of the hate they generate.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-14 08:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Btw- "conjecture and paranoia" perfectly describes the new Trumpy Party Platform.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-14 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11. You left out revenge, or in Trump's case maybe it's prevenge.

#12 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2022-05-14 05:55 PM | Reply

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