On Monday, Dec. 28, a federal judge dismissed the latest election lawsuit lodged by attorney Lin Wood, which had sought to halt the Georgia Senate runoffs from taking place on Jan. 5, 2021.
Wood filed the lawsuit against Georgia State on Dec. 18, arguing that the state is violating the U.S. Constitution and state law in several ways concerning its handling of upcoming runoff elections.
In the lawsuit, Wood argued that state secretary Brad Raffensperger had broken Georgia law by his alleged “unlawful abrogation of the Georgia legislature’s statutory mail-in absentee ballot, signature verification procedure.”
Wood also challenged the use of ballot drop boxes and Dominion Voting Machines—the latter has come under scrutiny over overwhelming allegations and evidence of voter fraud.
According to a copy of the order to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten in Atlanta ruled Wood lacked standing.
“Not only is this allegation astonishingly speculative, but it also presumes that because independent bad actors allegedly fixed the election of a now-deceased Venezuelan president, fraud will recur during Georgia’s runoff,” Batten, a George W. Bush appointee, said in the order.
Batten is the same federal judge who dismissed Sidney Powell’s Georgia lawsuit in early December.
In response to the ruling, Wood said his lawsuit was tossed out after he filed a 270-page document of fraud evidence on Monday.
“20-page order. He must have been working on order for days, or he is quicker than FBI in Nashville!” Wood said, referencing an explosion in downtown Nashville that happened last week.
Atlanta Federal Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. dismissed my GA lawsuit this morning at 11:12 am after I filed 270 pages of fraud evidence yesterday at 6 pm.
20 page order. He must have been working on order for days or he is quicker than FBI in Nashville!https://t.co/igrljGf3dt
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 28, 2020
“Yes. In defiance of clear precedent that voter has standing. Connect the dots!” Wood responded to one of his followers asking, ‘standing,’ again?'”
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit filed by Texas contesting 2020 election results in four battleground states over election fraud because Texas lacked standing to bring it. 19 other states supported the suit.
In November, Wood filed a lawsuit seeking to block Georgia election results certification, but the case was also dismissed.
A similar lawsuit brought by Georgia’s two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, seeking to change the mail-in ballot signature verification rules for their next month’s runoff, was also rejected by another federal judge. Their races will determine which party will control the Senate.