Judge instructs state officials not to restore Georgian voting machines


A federal judge on Sunday banned state officials from restoring the three voting machines used in Georgia County.

In a four-page order, District Judge Timothy Batten’s appointee, George W. Bush, forbade officials from changing, destroying, or deleting any software or data on any Dominion voting machine, or allowing it to be altered, destroyed, or deleted. In Cobb, Gwinnett and Cherokee counties.

Sidney Powell is a lawyer who has filed a lawsuit against the government Brian KempBrian KempTrump: “I’m ashamed of being supported” Kemp in Georgia Trump deals with pandemic but not elections due to annual turkey pardon Chris Christie: Trump’s legal team MORE “nationally embarrassed” (R), Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and four other election officials claimed without evidence that Dominion’s electoral systems were manipulated by foreign governments.

State officials argued at a Sunday hearing that they had no authority over county election officials. Batten agreed to receive brief information from Kemp and Raffensperger detailing their opposition to a “judicial inspection” of the machines, and also ordered defendants to file a state contract with the plaintiffs for the plaintiffs.

However, it also justified the temporary withholding of the appeal, allowing Raffensperger and Kemp to appeal the decision immediately on Circuit 11. In his Monday morning order, he noted that the case could be appealed, apparently acknowledging the jurisdictional issues surrounding the lawsuit.

“The Court notes that its order of 29 November, upholding in part the defendants’ application for a temporary residence ban, raises a question of review as to why there is a valid reason for the difference of opinion and that an immediate appeal against the order could significantly facilitate the final decision. termination of the lawsuit, “Batten wrote.

Batten said in a Monday morning order that he would hold a hearing on the matter Friday morning.

The Trump campaign broke away from Powell after spending a short time on his legal team, however President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against ’60 minutes’ for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has’ no chance ‘to confirm as Biden’s OMB-elect Pa legislator was informed of the positive coronavirus test while meeting Trump: MORE REPORT he continued to reiterate his claims and said on Sunday he was “ashamed,” approving Kempet in 2018.

Harper Neidig contributed.