Trump team voluntarily withdraws Georgia election challenges

Donald Trump
Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 17:11:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Trump campaign has voluntarily withdrawn four of its lawsuits challenging the results of the presidential election in Georgia.

The statement from Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Secretary of State begins:

"On the eve of getting the day in court they supposedly were begging for, President Trump and Chairman David Shafer’s legal team folded Thursday and voluntarily dismissed their election contests against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger rather than submit their evidence to a court and to cross-examination. However, even in capitulation, they continue to spread disinformation."

Raffensperger said his office did not make any settlement agreements with the campaign, and “The President’s legal team falsely characterizes the dismissal of their lawsuits” as such.

The Trump campaign was scheduled to present evidence in Cobb County Superior Court on Friday.

“Rather than presenting their evidence and witnesses to a court and to cross-examination under oath, the Trump campaign wisely decided the smartest course was to dismiss their frivolous cases,” said Raffensperger.

In addition to the Cobb County case, Trump's team also withdrew complaints from the Fulton County Superior Court, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.