A court in Georgia has dismissed a lawsuit by the state Republican Party and US President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that the county followed state laws on processing absentee ballots, Associated Press reported on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
According to AP, Chatham County Superior Court Judge, James Bass, did not provide an explanation for his decision Thursday at the close of a roughly one-hour hearing. The county includes the heavily Democratic city of Savannah.
The suit had raised concerns about 53 absentee ballots that poll observers said were not part of an original batch of ballots. But County elections officials testified that all 53 ballots had been received on time.
Both Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, still had paths to winning the White House by hitting the magic majority threshold of 270 of the electoral votes awarded to whichever candidate wins the popular vote in a given state.