Court rejects bid to overturn election results in Georgia after appeal

ATLANTA — A judge has rejected an appeal to overturn the results of Georgia’s presidential election.

The lawsuit, which was filed Nov. 3 by Atlanta attorney L. Lin Wood Jr., asked state election officials not to certify the election results, and to secure a new recount under different rules. Wood alleged that absentee ballot and recount procedures violated Georgia law.

Wood filed the lawsuit as a private citizen.

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Last month, a judge rejected the lawsuit, saying there was no evidence of irregularities that affected millions of votes.

Judge William Pryor with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said Saturday that he agreed with the district court that “Wood lacks standing to sue because he fails to allege a particularized injury.”


Pryor said that because the election has already been certified, Wood’s requests are a moot point.

“We may not entertain post-election contests about garden-variety issues of vote counting and misconduct that may properly be filed in state courts,” Pryor said.

Court documents outline absentee voting procedures in Georgia that have been in place for at least three elections, including the general election.