Vernon Jones, a Republican candidate for Georgia Governor, announced that he would be holding a press conference on the Michael Daugherty petition immediately following a hearing at the Henry County Superior Court in Georgia on Monday, July 19.
Michael Daugherty, an Atlanta, Georgia voter, filed a lawsuit through his attorney to contest the certified results of the 2020 U.S. Senate General and Run-off elections. He is suing Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock. Georgia State Election Board, and the election boards from Fulton, DeKalb, and Coffee County.
Daugherty claims in his suit that he can prove “that there is sufficient evidence of the types of misconduct articulated in GA. Code 21-2-522 that would be sufficient to “place in doubt the result,” and that; as a result, it is not possible to determine who actually won these elections.”
In GA. Code 21-2-522, the “place in doubt” phrase is found under Count three, which says a primary or election can be challenged “when illegal votes have been received or legal votes rejected at the polls sufficient to change or place in doubt the result.”
“Mr. Daugherty, therefore, contests the certifications of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock as the winners of the election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats, and that a new election on paper ballots is required under GA. Code 21-2-334,” states the petition.
The suit claims the remedy for the “fraudulent” U.S. Senate election is to use GA Code 21-2-334, which states, “if a method of nomination or election for any candidate or office, or of voting on any question is prescribed by law, in which the use of voting machines is not possible or practicable, …, the superintendent may arrange to have the voting for such candidates or offices or for such questions conducted by paper ballots.”
Daugherty claims in his petition that he will “prove that the results of these elections do not accurately reflect the intent of eligible Georgia voters.”
The suit details much of the fraud alleged in the multiple Georgia election hearings. The issues concerning the down-ballot races are extensive, according to Vernon Jones’ announcement.
Jones included letters from President Donald Trump, Georgia Speaker David Ralston, Georgia Sen. Burt Jones, and Georgia Sen. Butch Miller, all of whom are asking an investigation to a part or, in some cases, the whole 2020 General Election and Run-off in Georgia.