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Trump v. Kemp
Trump v. Kemp, 1:20-cv-05310-MHC (N.D. Ga.)
|Case Summary||President Trump requests an emergency injunction to de-certify Georgia's election results, alleging that Georgia's manner of conducting the election violated the Electors Clause.|
|Type of Court||Federal|
|Issue Tag(s)||Authority To Act (Electors Clause)|
|Complaint(s)||12/31/2020: Complaint filed.|
|Dispositive Ruling(s)||01/05/2021: Order/Ruling, The Court denied President Trump's motion. The court held that the president lacked standing on each of his counts. Only the Georgia State Assembly could bring a claim on a count that alleges the Nov. 3 general election violated the Electors Clause. And plaintiff's due process claim meets neither the causation nor redressability prongs. The court nevertheless addressed the merits, stating that only Congress can intervene post-certification, and that the plaintiff, in voluntarily dismissing his Fulton County case alleging illegal votes were cast, failed to allow the proper court to review his election challenge.|