President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump’s election campaign and the Republican Party of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County Electoral Board asking a judge to instruct the county to secure and act on ballots received after 7 p.m. on election day.
State Party chairman David Shafer said in a statement Wednesday night that they planned to sue in a dozen counties.
The lawsuit alleges that a Republican observer watched a poll worker take unprocessed postal ballot papers from a back room and mixed them into processed postal ballot papers waiting to be tabulated.
In Georgia, ballot papers must be received by 7:00 p.m. on election day in order to count. Chatham County contains Savannah and is Democratic leaning.
A woman who answered the phone at the Chatham County Electoral Office declined to comment.
Georgia Republican Party and Trump Campaign attorneys, according to Chatham County Supreme Court complaint, are: Vincent R. Russo, Josh Belinfante and Carey A. Miller of Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield; Bryan P. Tyson, Jonathan Crumly Sr., Bryan F. Jacoutot, and Loree Anne Paradise of the Taylor English Duma; and Stefan C. Passantino, who previously served in the administration as one of Trump’s White House attorneys.
Georgia is one of a handful of states The Associated Press didn’t call. In the running for the 270 votes required to win the presidency, Democrat Joe Biden currently has 264 while Trump has 214.
R. Robin McDonald contributed to this article.