Democrats Sue to Overturn Georgia GOP Victory

  • 07/05/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Democrats infamously declared the congressional special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to be a “referendum on Trump”—and then lost.

Now, they’re doing what they do best: claiming that the election could have been “hacked” and asking a judge to throw out the results from the election.

The complaint, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court by a group of Georgia voters and Colorado-based watchdog organization Coalition for Good Governance, claims that Georgia officials ignore warnings that the state’s centralized election system could be hacked.

They claim this casts doubt that Republican Karen Handel—who beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by a comfortable 3.8 points—actually won the seat. They don’t claim that the election system was actually hacked—but they believe that, because the state’s voting equipment was at risk for so long, a judge should toss the election results.

"We aren't questioning one candidate over another," explained Donna Curling, the lead plaintiff from Coalition for Good Governance. "We're saying it's impossible to know."

Curling already tried to sue Georgia officials, unsuccessfully, back in May, asking that Georgia use paper ballots in the 6th District’s runoff elections—citing security issues. The lawsuit was thrown out by a judge, and voting machines were able to be used in the runoff.
 Source: AAN
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