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In re Enforcement of Election Laws and Securing Ballots Cast or Received After 7:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020

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In re Enforcement of Election Laws and Securing Ballots Cast or Received After 7:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020, No. SPCV20-00982 (Ga. Super. Civil)

  Case Summary Petitioners, the Georgia Republican Party and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., petition the Court to order the Chatham County Board of Elections to follow specific ballot custody procedures. Namely, to store all absentee ballots received after 7:00 P.M. on election day, as Ga. Code Ann. sec. 21-2-386(a)(1)(F) allegedly requires, and to provide an accounting of all such ballots to Petitioners. Petitioners claim this action is necessary to avoid the inadvertent count of these ballots, which Petitioners claim would be contrary to Georgia law.
Filed 11/04/2020
State Georgia
Type of Court State
Status Closed
Last Updated 03/04/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Mail Voting Deadlines (for Applying, Receiving, Postmark), Other Vote-by-Mail Issue)
Sequestration of Absentee Ballots submitted after Election Day
Complaint(s) 11/04/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/05/2020: Order/Ruling, The court held that the ballots in question were valid and there was no evidence that the Chatham County Board of Elections had violated any law.
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