The Republican Party's attempt to have courts reject postal votes in the state of Georgia struck after the The US 11th Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit to change "how election officials sign letter signatures," according to the Atlanta Journal's constitution.
"A three-judge panel ruled unanimously on Sunday against the lawsuit of the US Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, as well as the Georgia Republican Party and the National Republican Senatorial Committee," the outlet reported this morning.
"Since the secretary and the electoral committee do not carry out the signature-matching process, are not the electoral officers who check the voter's signature and do not check whether the signature-matching process can be followed, the alleged violation of the campaigns is not attributed to the secretary, " wrote Judges Charles Wilson, Beverly Martin and Robert Luck.
President Donald Trump has claimed many times without evidence that Georgia election officials are unable to verify signatures on postal ballot papers to question the legitimacy of an election he lost.
Trump's claim is wrong. The Associated Press already ran one Fact check that showed: “There is nothing in the consent decree preventing Georgia electoral officials from verifying signatures. "
"The legal agreement signed in March addresses allegations of a lack of nationwide standards for assessing signatures on postal voting envelopes," the AP continues, noting that Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has stated that signature verification has been initiated is both possible and required by the state.
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