The court said it had no jurisdiction in the case because the Fulton County judge’s order they appealed — setting the case on a normal timetable instead of expedited timetable — was not a final judgment subject to direct appeal to the Supreme Court. Among other things, the court also held that the “petitioners have not shown that this is one of those extremely rare cases that would invoke our original jurisdiction.”
Among other things, the Trump lawsuit says tens of thousands of people voted illegally in Georgia. Such claims came under fire at a state legislative hearing last week, when a lawmaker said she found that several voters who allegedly cast fraudulent ballots were, in fact, legally registered voters.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have said their investigators have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
It’s the latest legal setback in the president’s efforts to overturn the election results. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit by Texas that challenged election procedures in Georgia and three other states.