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A look at GOP legal strategy in response to Georgia election

Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 4:04 AM CST
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ATLANTA - Georgia is set to recertify election results later today, but that’s not stopping challenges from President Donald Trump’s legal team.

His legal team is asking state lawmakers to overturn the state’s election results and select their own electors.

The Georgia Senate held two hearings Thursday with Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani present.

The first was held to review the election process and ensure its integrity.

The second was to listen to testimonies of alleged election misconduct.

Trump’s attorneys have also filed a lawsuit in Fulton County claiming voter fraud.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says it still have not found any evidence of fraud in that case.

The office is, however, investigating a Florida lawyer caught on video saying he planned to move to Georgia, register to vote, and cast a ballot in the Senate runoffs.

Changes to absentee voting

Republican officials in Georgia are floating additional requirements for the state’s vote-by-mail process — despite no evidence of systemic fraud.

The push also comes after scathing criticism from Trump about how officials handled the November election. A record number of absentee ballots helped deliver a narrow presidential victory for Democrat Joe Biden in the state.

Both Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have expressed support for requiring a photo ID for absentee voting.

The idea is also backed by several members of the state Legislature.

Some Democrats and voting rights activists are pushing back, saying it’s a targeted effort to make it harder to vote.

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